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Sport and Public Services BTEC Level 1 at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

This course is an introduction to the knowledge required to work in the sport and recreation industry or public services. It gives you the chance to develop a broad understanding of the industries and of the avenues available to you for work or entering further study. The development of good health, fitness and coaching is investigated giving you a firm basis for progression onto the First Diploma in Sport. The public services aspect of the course is designed for students interested in applying to join any uniformed service, such as the Police or Fire Service.

Course content

This course is a first look at the knowledge required to work in the sport and recreation industry or the Public Services. It gives you the chance to develop a broad understanding of the industries and of the avenues available to the student for work or entering further study. The development of good Health, Fitness and Coaching is investigated giving you a firm basis for progression onto the First Diploma in Sport. The Public Services aspect of the course is designed for students interested in applying to join any uniformed service, such as the Police or Fire Service. You will cover a range of subjects that are designed to provide you with essential skills, basic levels of fitness and knowledge that are necessary for those services. In addition, the requirements for entering work in the sport and recreation industry or Public Services are studied to give you a thorough understanding of those skills needed to find employment.

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs grade E-G, Entry Level 3, or another relevant Entry Level qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

Assessment

The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. The assessments take place throughout the course so you will not have to face any final exams at the end to pass the course. You will be able to monitor your assessments and progress at any stage.

Future opportunities

This course can lead to a related Level 2 qualification as well as enhancing your career prospects.

Further information

The BTEC Level 1 is a vocational qualification which is recognised by employers for the skills it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges as equivalent to two GCSEs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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    • At the Cauldon campus of Stoke on Trent College, the following subject areas are based:

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      Child Care

      Health and Social Care

      Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies

      Hospitality and Catering

      Public Services and Army Preparation

      Sports and Sport Science

      Travel and Tourism

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