Head of Department
Four grades 4-9 (or equivalent)
A combination of 1 examined unit, 1 externally assessed unit and internally assessed coursework in all other units.
(Available as equivalent to 1 or 2 A Levels)
This course is for those who have a keen interest sports, and wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of this exciting topic area. This course is made up of many different units, including, Anatomy and Physiology, Leadership and Fitness Training. All units are delivered through a mixture of theory and practical lessons and assessed through coursework or external exam.
What skills will I develop?
Alongside the practical sports skills delivered as part of this course you will develop your ability to work both independently and as part of a team in order to produce coursework.
You will also be assisted to improve your research skills as well as your overall IT and communication skills.
You will lead sports activities and assess fitness levels of individuals who are aspiring towards excellence in sport.
What topics will I study?
This course is available as both an Extended Certificate (equiv. 1 A Level) and Diploma (equiv. 2 A Levels). Units studied would be taken from the below selection:
- Anatomy and Physiology (Unit assessed externally)
- Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (Unit assessed externally)
- Professional Development in the Sports Industry
- Sports Leadership
- Application of Fitness Testing
- Sports Psychology
- Practical Sports Performance
- Coaching for Performance
- Research Methods in Sport
- Sports Event Organisation
- Research Project in Sport
Where does the course lead?
Whether the student intends to continue with further study, pursue a future in sport itself or has merely a passing interest, the skills, such as time management, planning, teamwork and leadership which are gained on this course are valuable to future careers, and are highly sought by employers.