OUR SPORTS DEPARTMENT IS CONSISTENTLY RANKED AS ONE OF THE HIGHEST PERFORMING SPORTS COURSES IN THE COUNTRY.
This qualification will allow students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to deliver sport and physical activity to an individual or group of participants, plus identify those who would benefit most from participation; select which sport or physical activity would be best for them, and how to organise, coordinate and facilitate different events or programmes of activity that allow people to actively engage in and enjoy sport and physical activity.
This can be in a more ‘office-based’ role such as a Sport Development Officer or Community Sport Officer who is responsible for organising events, obtaining funding to run events, identifying target groups, supporting the recruitment of staff and volunteers to run events and activities and ensuring the sustainability of sport and physical activity. Or it can be in a more ‘field-based’ role such as a Senior Sports Coach or Senior Activity Leader responsible for delivering sport and physical activities, as well as co-ordinating the activities of other coaches and activity leaders and promoting the benefits of participation and leading a healthy lifestyle to schools, community groups and/or other target groups. Students will develop their knowledge of a wide range of sport and physical activity topics, from anatomy and physiology to psychology, from fitness to sports participation, to event planning to working in leisure facilities.
Five GCSEs at Grade 4 and above, including English or Maths.
What you will learn:
Students will develop their knowledge of a wide range of sports and physical activity topics including:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Sports fitness
- Sports participation
- Event planning
- Working in leisure facilities