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Course introduction

This exciting course is designed to develop your understanding of the theory of sport and apply this to practical scenarios. The coursework and exams you study towards are all linked to real-life situations. The knowledge and skills you develop to be successful in the course will help you to improve employability skills needed in various sectors of the sporting industry




This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE and is a one-year course.

Specific course entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

There will be two exams in the Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance and Fitness for Sport and Exercise units. You will be assessed through coursework in the remaining six units; graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What will I study?

The units covered include:
  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise (*external exam)
  • Practical Performance in Sport
  • Applying the Principles of Personal Training
  • Leading Sports Activities 

Where will this course lead me?

Successful completion of this course will allow progression to Level 3 courses in Physical Education or BTEC Sports Science or Performance and Excellence Football routes as well as many more options in College. Progression to Level 3 courses at College is dependent upon meeting the entry requirements for that course.

Student learning

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey