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Sport Level 2 Diploma at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

This pathway will provide training and experiences for those intending to work in the Sport industry and will provide the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life in this area.

If you enjoy studying a variety of subjects chosen to help develop your confidence, understanding and abilities and then applying them in and out of the classroom, this progression could be for you. Units such as: Fitness Testing and Training, Practical Sport, Anatomy & Physiology, Planning and Leading Sports Activities, Sport & Active Leisure Industry and Sport & Active Leisure Industry are some of the units you will study over the 1 year course.

You will learn through a range of methods including practical experiences and theory based lessons. You will be taught in classroom lectures, presentations, practical sessions and group discussions.

All progression 2 pathways will include English and Maths up to Level 2. You will study either GCSE or Functional skills to ensure that you achieve at Level 2. Skills in both Maths and English will be of assistance in your future, supporting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. 

Course content

During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Practical Sport
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Planning and Leading Sports Activities
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Lifestyle & Well Being
  • Injury & the Sports Performer
  • Sport & Active Leisure Industry

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D, including English and Maths at grade E


Continued assessment through assignments either written or practical, two modules are externally assessed. A variety of assessment methods will be used including:

  • Practical and leadership assessments
  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Discussions

Future opportunities

In completing this qualification you will be able progress onto further study, training, or employment and this will enable you to make informed choices with regard to a career in the Sport sector. You will also have developed academic and practical skills that may be applicable in other work situations or will enable you to progress to Level 3 qualifications in areas such as Public Services, Sport or Outdoor Adventure.

Further information

Throughout the course you would be required to complete at least 10 hours of independent study time per week. To support you in this you will have access to lecturers via email and will be able to access support materials and resources via our virtual learning environment – Moodle.

As a vocational course, during practical session you will be expected to wear appropriate sports kit. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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