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Sport - Level 2 Extended Certificate at Isle of Man College

Course description

This programme is designed to give you a basic grounding in understanding and knowledge of the sport and active leisure sector. This BTEC enables learners to progress towards working within specific areas of employment such as exercise and fitness, leadership support and land/water based outdoor and adventurous activities. Learners completing this qualification may seek employment within the sport sector at a junior level in a range of roles including recreation assistant or sports leader.

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport: Outdoor Activities is broadly equivalent to two GCSEs and you will also take GCSE Maths and English during the same academic year.

Entry requirements

You are expected to have a standard or literacy, numeracy and general education that is equivalent to four GCSEs at grade D including English and Maths. Alternatively, you may have undertaken suitable work experience.

As the BTEC part of this course is firmly focussed on Outdoor Activities it is essential that you are able to cope with undertaking appropriate physical activities in the Manx countryside in all our different types of weather. Students with experience of completing Duke of Edinburgh Awards and those who are members of Air/Army/Navy Cadets or the Scout/Guide Association will find their outdoor experience useful. You will need to have 2 sets of appropriate outdoor clothing, however, speciality kit will be provided.

In addition to meeting the academic requirements of 4 GCSEs grade D including GCSE Maths and English there is also an introductory practical session which aims to show you the sorts of activities to be undertaken and allows both you and us to assess your suitability for this course.


GCSEs - via a series of examinations and coursework similar to those you have taken previously.

BTEC units will be assessed using tutor-devised assignments. This would typically include written reports; presentations; booklets; information leaflets; group work; diaries and reflective logs.

Future opportunities

Level 3 courses and/or Employment

Employment opportunities within the sport sector at a junior level. Further vocational and academic qualifications - if you achieve an overall pass grade or better you may wish to follow a Level 3 Pathway e.g. by taking the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, which is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels. Alternatively, you may wish to enrol onto any L3 course offered across the College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Man College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • From the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road turn up Greenfield road (alongside the TT score-board). The college is straight ahead at the end of Greenfield Road.