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Sport & Active Leisure Diploma Level 1

Level 1 - Introductory

Sport & Active Leisure Diploma Level 1

Throughout this course you will work closely with the Level 2 Activity Leaders to assist in the planning and delivery of sports coaching sessions to young people at local secondary schools.  Previous trips to support learning for this course have included Manchester United Football Club, City of Manchester Stadium, Wembley Stadium and also Woodlands Outdoor Adventurous Activities Camp.

You will complete units from a variety of sport related disciplines which upon completion will allow you to progress onto a more specialist pathway or continue to cover a broader spectrum at a higher level.  There is a balance of classroom based theory and practical activity.  Theory lessons include activites involving labelling the skeletal system, creating diet plans and devising coaching sessions. Practical lessons involve participating in team and individual sports as well as exercising in the colleges gym.



Sutton Coldfield College



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* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 35 Weeks

You must achieve Entry 3 in an English Initial Assessment or have the equivalent qualification. You also need a strong interest in theory and practical sport and show this at interview.  You will also be required to participate in a variety of activities surrounding sports coaching, development, anatomy and leadership.

You will be assessed through coursework that will involve presentations, posters, reports and training plans.

Completion of this course will enable you to progress on to a Level 2 course in sport including the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport or the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership. You may also have the opportunity to study new subjects including Uniformed Public Services.

Unit 4: Taking Part in Sport

Unit 5: Assisting at a Sport or Active Leisure Event

Unit 8: Managing Your Health at Work

Unit 10: Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness

Unit 11: How the Body Works

Unit 12: Planning Own Fitness Programme

Unit 13: Assisting a Leader of Sports or Active Leisure Activities to Plan and Deliver an Activity

Unit 14: Working in Sport and Active Leisure

Unit 15: Carrying out an Individual Project

Unit 17: Job Opportunities in Sport and Active Leisure

Unit 18: Physical Activities for Children

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