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Level 2 in Sport Studies at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

This one year programme is designed for those wishing to take the first step in preparing for a career in the sports industry. You will study 6 units and sit 2 exams and cover the broad spectrum of sport.

Module 1
•  Anatomy and Physiology for Sport (exam)
•  The Mind of the Sports Performer
•  Sports Performance in Action

Module 2
•  Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Exam)
•  Training for Personal Fitness
•  Practical Sports

Module 3
•  Injury and The Sports Performer
•  Lifestyle and Wellbeing

Please note - units are subject to change.

Compulsory residential activities to develop team work and practical skills are an integral part of the course. There is an additional cost to cover these trips, day trips, sports kits, travel costs associated with team games or residentials and guest speakers. This charge is paid at enrolment and is non-refundable. The Learner Support Fund is available and could help assist in paying towards these fees.

Your Passport to Success for Level 2 in Sport Studies Specialist Skills:
•  Being able to assist with the planning and leadership of sport and leisure activities for children.
•  The structure and function of the body systems and the importance of nutrition.
•  Rights and Responsibilities in the sports industry.
•  How to gain a job within the sports industry.
•  The risks and hazards and safe practice within the sports industry.
•  Improving your own fitness
•  Team work and customer service.
•  Understand the positive effects regular exercise has on physical, mental, emotional well-being.
•  Use safe exercise principles e.g. warming up, stretching, hydration, diet.
•  Take opportunities to engage with sport/exercise.

Entry requirements

You will need 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above.


Successful completion of a Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure with portfolio of evidence.

Internal Applicants will need a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport. All internal targets set by tutor must be met.In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.


Each project, activity or assignment that you complete will be assessed. These assessments indicate your level of performance and contribute to your final grade. Assessment will be through practical and theoretical assignments. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

Successful completion at Merit grade means that you can progress to the Extended Diploma or one of the other advanced level programmes that we offer. The course will provide you with the learning opportunities and experiences that will enhance your career prospects for the sports industry.

Further information

We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:

Cambridge: Thursday 13th June 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Saturday 15th June 9:30am-12:30pm

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

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: 17 May 2019
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