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Sport Studies Level 2 Diploma at New College Durham

Course description

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and basic skills for further study or employment in a sport-related environment.

Course content

You will study core modules of:

  • Anatomy and physiology for sport
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Planning and leading sports activities
  • Business skills in sport

Optional units include:

  • Fitness testing and training
  • Effects of exercise on the body systems
  • Planning and running a sport event
  • Nutrition for sports performance
  • Injuries in sport
  • Technical and tactical awareness for sport
  • Understanding how to manage your own career in sport
  • Sport and leisure facility operations

Entry requirements

The course is designed primarily for those who plan to enter employment and who have reached the minimum age of 16.  VTCT Level 2 qualifications have been designed on the assumption that they are available, without artificial barriers, which restrict access and progression, to everyone who can achieve the required standard.  Entry criteria for the course is as follows 4 GCSE D Grades or equivalent

Future opportunities

Many students progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence).

Related careers
Physiotherapist Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.
Sports player Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.
Sports coach, instructor or official Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.
Fitness instructor Fitness instructors deliver training in a range of fitness activities, including weight training, yoga, pilates, personal training and other forms of exercise at private health and fitness centres, local authority run sports and leisure centres, other public and community establishments, and in private homes.
Care worker or home carer Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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