Where will this course lead?

This course is suitable for students who enjoy sport but who don't want to specialise in one area. You will need to have an enthusiasm for sport, both theoretically and practically, and an interest in the broader aspects of sports and leisure. The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge to apply what they learn in theory-based lessons to a practical setting.

What will I study?

You will study a range of different academic units such as;

Practical Sport

Anatomy and physiology for sport

Fitness testing & training

Lifestyle and the sports performer

How will this course be delivered?

The course will be delivered by subject specific lectures that will deliver content within the units and set the appropriate assignments to complete the course. Lessons will be both practical based and theory based. This will allow you to develop a range of skills and put them into practice in a sports setting.

What qualifications will I get?

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport

How will I be assessed?

The OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport will be assessed through 100% coursework and will require you to complete a portfolio of work. Assignments are submitted for marking regularly throughout the course, which are marked by tutors who give regular feedback regarding your strengths and areas to improve for future assignments. Assignments range from written assessments, presentations and observations, to designing posters and leaflets.

How do I get a place on the course?

You will be invited to an information evening for sport upon application. Places are offered by interview and a successful reference.

What are the entry requirements?

2 GCSE grades at D/3 or above or equivalent (including maths or English)

What else do I need to know?

You will need to purchase the Stratford-upon-Avon College Sports Uniform (£141 for the bundle). Financial support is available to students who may need help with funding.

You may be invited to attend trips to a variety of places across the UK to support your education and experience. These are only offered to students as a reward for continued hard work and excellent attendance. Students are asked to pay for these trips individually.

Student Ambassador and Sports Ambassador awards are offered to students who have shown excellent work ethic and commitment to their studies alongside competing at a high level in their sport. Benefits to this include free gym membership, access to strength and condition advice, personal trainer help and guidance and much more.

In addition to completing this course, you will also be developing employability skills that are valued and recognised by employers. Careers advice and guidance on applying to University will be on offer to you throughout the year, helping guide you towards your next step. Advice will also be given to students during tutorials regarding extra qualifications and voluntary experiences that are on offer outside of college to increase employment skills.

Independent study/research is a vital part of further education and your timetable will provide you free time to enable you to carry this out and complete assignments.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

What can I do after this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you have the opportunity to apply for the Level 3 BTEC in Sport and Exercise Science to enhance your qualifications. There are additional short courses including First Aid, Level 2 Fitness Instructing, Level 3 Personal Training.


Stratford-upon-Avon College

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N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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Full Time