Is this the course for you?
Do you have dreams of working in the varied world of sports and leisure? Do you know that you want a career in this exciting industry but are undecided what job you'd like to do? If that sounds like you, then this course can provide you with the ideal starting block for your future.
The Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure will help develop the core knowledge and basic skills you need for a successful career in the sports and leisure sector, while also teaching you about what life in the industry is really like.
This course covers everything from taking part in sport and exercise, how the body works, physical activities for children, helping to plan leisure activities, exploring dance skills, and planning your own fitness programmes, right through to managing your health at work, rights and responsibilities, job opportunities, and real-life work experience placements.
With our state-of-the-art sports facilities and gym (free to use for our learners), fully-qualified sports instructors and expert tutors, and our highly-successful sports teams, we have the perfect environment for you to learn about this industry.
Whether you're looking to go straight into an entry-level job, or want to go on to further study and higher qualifications, this course will give you a head start in the race to achieve your goals.
What modules will you do?
You will study a mix of compulsory and optional modules in interesting topics such as:
- Taking part in exercise and fitness
- How the body works
- Planning your own fitness programme
- Assisting a sports/active leisure leader to plan and deliver an activity
- Working in sport and active leisure
- Job opportunities in sport and active leisure
- Physical activities for children
- Exploring dance skills
- Investigating rights and responsibilities at work
- Managing your health at work
- Safe learning in the workplace
- Taking part in sport
- Assisting at a sport or active leisure event
- Carrying out an individual project
- Working in a team
- Preparing for and learning from a work placement
What do you need to apply?
Preferred entry requirements: 2 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade G or 1 or above or Entry level vocational qualification
Additional information: This course does not have any specific entry qualifications, we are interested in learners with a passion for sport and a desire to work in the industry. You will have an initial assessment in English and maths.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of innovative ways, including practical tasks, observations, presentations, assignments and coursework. There are no exams or high-pressure situations, and you will even have the chance to use Instagram feeds and video presentations for your assessments.
Where can this course take you?
This course will give you the information you need to decide if a career in the sports industry is right for you, and it's the ideal platform for continuing your study at a higher level. You will also get the opportunity to take part in a work experience placement.
After successfully passing the Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure, you may wish to consider progressing on to one of the following Level 2 courses:
- Level 2 Diploma in Sport (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (NCFE)