Introduction to Sport

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Qualification type: Diploma
Level: Level 1
Awarding body Pearson
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

The qualification is focused towards learners seeking to gain a vocationally related qualification in sport and active leisure. This practical focused qualification will develop the skills to plan and instruct gym-based exercise, plan and implement sport and leisure activities. This qualification also focuses on the development of interpersonal and communication skills, self-evaluation and reflection.

Learners will also develop knowledge of risks and hazards in sports and active leisure, planning own fitness programme, assisting a leader of sports or active leisure activities to plan and deliver an activity sports, physical activities for children and how the body works. Learners will also enhance their understanding of safeguarding and child protection, employment rights and responsibilities in the sport and active leisure industry as a whole.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.  You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.  You will be required to attend and interview and have a keen interest in the industry.

A good level of ICT knowledge is required.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

Teaching will be predominately practical and will reflect a work based environment where relevant. The curriculum will be combined with ICT and theoretical session aimed to deliver the information and practical to underpin and assess knowledge.

The Sports and Active Leisure Diploma Level 1 aims to:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 1 vocationally specific qualification
  • Give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to Level 2 sport programme
  • Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
How will I be assessed

The assessment will be a combination of written reports, presentations, posters/leaflets and practical assessments.

Things you may need

The course lasts for one year and the students must fully complete the year to achieve the Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active leisure. The course will require 3 full days in college each week.

What next

You can progress onto a Level 2 Sports course.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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