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The SGS Level 1 Sports programme is designed to introduce learners to the
exciting world of sport through a number of engaging topics and units. The
programme combines both theory and practical experiences from the sector, whilst
allowing learners to develop and improve on other key skills, such as English
and maths. The course is yearlong, and provides access to our Level 2 Sport and
Level 2 Public Services programmes.
This is a full-time course.
The Level 1 programme is made up of units, that are a mix of theory and practical work. This course is split into 2 sections; core units and sector units. Examples of these units include:
Core units will include:
- Working with Others
- Researching a Topic
Sector units include:
- How Exercise effects the Body
- Training for Fitness
- Coaching Skills in Sport
How do the Sports Academies work alongside this course?
Learners are able to access Sports Academies whilst studying at SGS College
on a full-time course. Your academic studies and academy training work as a
partnership, and as such, are never timetabled at the same time. This allows you
to continue your development within your selected sporting discipline, whilst
studying in an academic area that interests you.
For example, a learner may have lectures on a Monday morning and then Academy training at WISE on a Monday afternoon.
How will I know how I am doing?
We will assess this qualification through 100% coursework. The assessment methods we will use include written assignments, presentations, discussions and practical assessment of skills, such as coaching and leading.Learners are giving regular feedback to support their understanding of the subject’s topic areas, whilst also receiving feedback to aid the continued development of their numeracy and literacy skills.
What do I need to join?
Applicants will hold GCSEs at grade 2 in English and maths.
How will I learn?
This Level 1 course is based at our dynamic and exciting WISE Campus, located within easy reach of the city of Bristol and moments away from Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood train stations.This programme is 100% course work based. We assess learners using a number of different methods, allowing learners to enhance these types of skills holistically throughout the course. The types of assessment methods range from writing reports and creating posters, through to delivering practical sessions and formal presentations.
Maths & English
English and maths qualifications will be a part of this course package. Learners will have English and maths lectures embedded into their timetable to support their academic development over the programme’s duration.
Possible careers and salaries include:
Leisure Centre assistant - £13,000 to £20,000 depending upon experience
Assistant Coach - £14,000 to £20,000 depending upon experience
Every learner at SGS College is tasked with achieving a number of work experience hours during the academic year. We suggest the learner starts to consider their work experience placement at the earliest opportunity.The work experience element of the course is imperative as it provides the learner with vital insight into possible roles within the industry. Each of our courses has a high amount of employer engagement, with the aim to expose the learner to possible destinations once the qualification has been completed. Is it these experiences and engagements that allow our learners to develop holistically and to become industry ready.
What can I do next?
A high majority of our learner’s progress onto our Level 2 Sport programme, or other available Level 2 courses at SGS College. Following the successful completion of this qualification, learners could also apply for L2 apprenticeships in the related field. Employment options after achievement include assistant coaching roles and customer facing roles in the industry.
course information last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2022 @ 8.02am (22 hours ago)