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This qualification introduces learners to the sport and active leisure sector, catering for differences in ability by allowing them to select some units at Entry Level (3) or Level 2, as well as Level 1. Learners will find out about their own fitness and how the body works through participation in a variety of fitness activities by planning and using their own fitness programme.
They will also learn about rights and responsibilities at work, together with health and safety. Learners will have the chance to explore job opportunities in sport and active leisure and to choose units relating to taking part in sport, assisting an activity leader, preparing physical activities for children and preparing for a work placement.
Learners will cover:
Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:
- Functions of the skeletal, muscular and cardio-respiratory systems
- Requirements of a healthy diet
- Different exercise and fitness activities and facilities
- The workplace: risks and hazards, employee rights and responsibilities
- Physical activities for children and the role of the adult
- How to support a leader of a sports or active leisure activity.
Skills relating to the qualification:
- Review own performance when taking part in sport
- Plan and prepare physical activities for children
- Plan, use and review own fitness programme
- Assist in planning and delivering a sports activity
- Set goals for a work placement
Aims of the course
This qualification will enable learners to make informed choices about progression onto higher level qualifications and/or employment in the sector.
Learners may progress to level 2 education, including level 2 diplomas in sport, or the gym pathway.
The course gives a strong grounding in the many areas of the active leisure industry, preparing you to work in roles as diverse as a coach, PE teacher, sports scientist, sports administrator, or sports development officer.
- Academic and non-academic required
- Reasonable level of English both written and spoken.
- Sporting ability and willingness to take part.
While classroom lessons are mainly based at our Lewisham Campus, practical sessions are delivered all year at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, where we have use of facilities such as the sports-halls, astro-turf pitches, indoor and outdoor running tracks, swimming pools, beach volleyball, squash and tennis courts.
Process for Application
Standard College application