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Sport and Fitness

Course Code: DSL1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: Edexcel
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm

What's it all about?

This course is perfect for those looking towards a career in the leisure industry or uniformed public services. It will provide you with the skills needed to progress to higher-level study in either field or help you decide which pathway is right for you. We will give you a comprehensive overview of the industries and put you on the right track to becoming employable. This study programme is mostly practical and combines a wide range of activities.

Course information

This course includes the following subjects:

  • how exercise affects the body
  • training for fitness
  • playing sport
  • getting people active
  • keeping active and healthy
  • coaching skills in sport.

There is also the opportunity to take additional qualifications such as functional skills in English and maths.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

The course is assessed on a continuous basis with written coursework and practical assessments.

On successful completion you can progress onto one of the following courses:

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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