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If you want to pursue a career in sport and leisure ? whether you've worked in the industry for some time or already have a Level 2 qualification ? this course will help you to progress. If your work involves supervising others or managing resources, the course will enable you to develop your skills further or perhaps move into a management role.
The Level 3 Sports pathway is designed to enable you to gain full time employment in a sports capacity or even continue your learning at university. You will complete a broad range of sports topics including: health, safety and risk management, sport in society, factors that affect participation, physical preparation for sports performers, technical and tactical requirements, and customer service. Completion of all these units will help you to develop the attitude, knowledge and skills required to progress further in your career.
Aims of the course
To prepare learners for employment or HE
You complete three core units (four core units for the certificate or diploma) from a range of units, including:
Understanding the active leisure and learning sector
Health, safety and risk management in sport and active leisure
Customer service in sport and active leisure.
The certificate also requires you to choose a minimum of three optional units (or six optional units for the diploma) from a wide range of units, including:
Operational management of sport and leisure facilities
Working with participants with disabilities in sport and active leisure
Factors affecting participation in sport and physical activity
Sport as a business
Understanding employment rights and responsibilities
Lifestyle management for sports performers
Funding and sponsorship in sport.
Continual assessment throughout the year and a number of assignments, both written and practical. Students are required to complete a portfolio containing evidence of assignments, practical performance, presentations, group exercises and discussions.
After successfully completing this programme, you will be able to pursue a range of career options, including joining the sports coaching industry.
What can I earn in the sports industry?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you decide to study for a vocational qualification in sport, you'll be starting on a fun and fulfilling career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Sports coaches start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £25,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Professional players start on around £12,000 a year and can earn £22,000 with a few years' experience ? but obviously the sky's the limit!
Leisure or sports managers start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Fitness instructors start on around £19,000 a year and can earn £29,000 with 3-5 years' experience
If you'd like to turn your passion for sport into a career, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go.
Four GCSEs at grades A*-C, one of which must be GCSE English or GCSE Mathematics. Or successful completion of a Level 2 substantial qualification in a related subject - plus an initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability, and a satisfactory reference.
Process for Application
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