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L1 Sport Level 1 | BTEC Introductory Diploma in Sport

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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.

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.

What do I need to join?

Applicants will hold GCSEs at grade 2 in English and maths.

Previous work

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
Lifeguard - £13,000 to £29,000 depending upon experience

Average yearly salary data taken from the National Careers Services website

Work Experience

Every learner at SGS College is tasked with achieving 36 hours of work experience during the academic year. We suggest the learner starts to consider their work experience placement at the earliest opportunity.

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 apprenticeships in the related field. Employment options after achievement include assistant coaching roles and customer facing roles in the industry.

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course information last updated: Wednesday 22nd September 2021 @ 11.31am (10 hours ago)

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AvailabilityOur Full-Time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

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