Sport - Level 2

Introduction to this course

This industry-recognised qualification aims to give you the underpinning knowledge needed to work in the Sport industry. You will learn about fitness testing and training, practical sports and anatomy and physiology. Alongside this qualification, you may be able to complete National Governing Body awards and a First Aid certificate.

There is a water sports trip planned, plus a visit to the University of Bath. You will gain additional experience by volunteering at different sporting events and you will also have the opportunity to take part in a two week work placement.

How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here

Entry Requirements

Level 2, you need at least four GCSEs grade A*-D, including English and maths.

Duration of this Course

1 Year

Career Prospects

Upon successful completion you can progress to a related Level 3 Sport study programme, apply for a relevant Apprenticeship or seek employment in the Sport & Leisure industry working alongside sports coaches.

How will I be Assessed?

There is no final written examination as you achieve your qualification though continuous assessment. This involves carrying out assignments, project work, presentations, report writing, class tests and collecting video evidence. All assessments will be graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction. You will also be expected to do independent study at home towards your assessments.

There is no final written exam.

Course content/units

Mandatory Units

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to healthy exercise and Nutrition
  • Participating in Sport
  • Strength and Conditioning

  • Optional (Specialist) Units

  • Sports coaching
  • Physical fitness and injury
  • Psychology

  • National Governing Body Coaching & Officiating Awards (available at an additional cost

    Expenses for this course

    Kit, including a polo shirt, hooded top and gym membership – Approximately £80. You need blue trousers or smart tracksuit trousers. Recommended course textbook - £20. Trips and residentials - Approximately £120.

    To purchase your college kit please visit

    There is an expectation that all learners will wear their kit when representing the college in fixtures (home and away) and when taking part in physical activity sessions (as a participant, official or coach). Second year learners do not need to purchase new kit.