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Sport and Active Leisure

Course Code: DSL1

Level: 1
Subject area: Sport & Leisure
Awarding body: Edexcel
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Sport and leisure is a big industry and year after year it provides work for more than 600,000 people. The BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure training course at City College Plymouth is great if you have an interest in the sport and leisure industry. If you need to improve your knowledge to gain employment, then this study programme could be for you. It will give you a comprehensive overview of the sport and leisure industry and put you on the right track to becoming employable. This study programme is mostly practical and combines a wide range of sport and leisure activities. This year, our students helped out at the Plymouth 10K!

What you'll learn

Eight units are covered throughout the award, they include:

  • working in sport and leisure
  • the healthy body
  • issues in sport and leisure
  • taking part in sport
  • personal effectiveness
  • social responsibility at work
  • sport and leisure events

There is also the opportunity to take additional qualifications such as:

  • functional skills
  • NCFE in Sport and Exercise Studies
  • National Open College Network Awards in Indoor Team Games and Participating in Leisure Activities

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
Entry requirements

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.

What's next?

On successful completion you can prgress to you to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport or seek employment within the sports industry.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: DSL1

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.