This in-depth programme will give learners the expertise required to start a career in the sports industry and has a particular focus on sports coaching. Through training sessions, coaching masterclasses, theory sessions, trips and a minimum of 36 hours' work experience, learners will gain the knowledge required to plan, deliver and evaluate sports coaching sessions and programmes.
Modules covered will include: participating in sport, sports coaching, and developing sporting skills and tactical awareness in sport. Optional units include: physical fitness and injury, performance analysis, work experience in the sports industry, and anatomy and physiology for exercise.
What do I need to join?
Learners will have 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) , including English and Maths.
How will I know how I am doing?
Learners will be assigned a personal tutor, who, alongside other delivery staff on the programme, will monitor progress on the course in relation to work submission, attendance, behaviour and punctuality, as well as check progress against a learner's individual targets.
Maths & English
As part of the programme, and vital to future employment and progression, learners will undertake three hours of maths or English each week.
Learners will gain the knowledge required to plan, deliver and evaluate sports coaching sessions and programmes.
What can I do next?
Upon successful completion of your programme of study, learners may progress onto a Level 3 (A-level equivalent) sports qualification. Those who do not wish to follow this route may apply for an apprenticeship in a related field.
What are my career options?
Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 2 fitness instructor.
Employment opportunities as a fitness instructor exist in a variety of gym-based settings, including:
- Leisure centres and health clubs
- Hotels and spas
Course information last updated: Monday 20th January 2020 @ 8.30am (22 hours ago)