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Sport : Level 2 Extended Certificate (= 1 GCSE) at WQE

Course description

The Level 2 in Sport is a vocational, specific qualification which offers students an opportunity to study sport in the context of the exercise and fitness industry. The course includes a variety of sport-related modules and the chance to gain a range of additional qualifications such as sports coaching and first aid as well as literacy and numeracy. The course is equivalent to 2/4 GCSEs (A* - C or 4 - 9 level) and prepares students for employment in the sports sector or progression onto higher level courses.

Course content

Core units include:
• Practical sport
• Anatomy and Physiology for sport

Specialist units include:
• Fitness testing and training
• Development of personal fitness
• Lifestyle and the sports performer
• Effects of exercise on the body systems
• Injury in sport
• Planning and Leading sports activities

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade D/3 including English Language, from a mixture of GCSEs and equivalents.


Units will be assessed in a variety of ways such as:Video Analysis, PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, posters, leaflets, reports, essays, media interviews, video tutorials, podcasts, practical demonstrations, coaching and leading sessions.

Students must complete work related assignments in all the units to complete the course.

Future opportunities

BTEC level 3 in Sport (requiring a minimum of a Merit grade or above in level 2 Sport) or employment in the sport and fitness sector.

Further information

This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE.

For further information please visit our website or see our prospectus.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2018
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
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