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Sport Level 2

Sport is an exciting and fast-growing industry with a wide range of activities, facilities and job opportunities. Studying sport involves all the activities that you choose to do in your free time, and a chance to learn more about performance and how the body adapts to training.


This course offers you the opportunity to participate in practical sport alongside developing your theoretical knowledge of the sport and active leisure industry. This course is ideal if you are interested in using science to improve your own performance or that of others, or you are interested in becoming a coach, personal trainer or gym instructor.


After successful completion, you may be considered for progression to a Level 3 in Sport or be able to progress to employment in the sport and leisure industry


Exam Board: OCR



Search your university and career options if you study Sport Level 2
  • What will I study and learn?

    Over the year you will be studying seven vocational units:

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Fitness Testing and Training
    • Practical Sport
    • Nutrition for Sport
    • Injury for Sport
    • Planning and Leading Sports Activities
    • Lifestyle and the Sports Performer

    You will be working individually and as part of a group. Lectures are normally classroom based. Sports-based work placements are a feature of this programme.

    You will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports activities at the college in your free time.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The technical units will be assessed through assignment booklets which will be completed during the year. Assessment is 100% coursework.

    Coursework tasks are varied. You will learn how the body systems work, get energy from food and recover from injury. You will also plan and take part in team activities such as sports competitions, and learn about the technical and tactical skills needed for successful performance in sport.

  • What skills will I need for the course?

    You must be able to show a genuine interest in sport as a future career option and be regularly participating in physical activity. You will be expected to discuss your interests and achievements at the interview.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum requirements - 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English, Maths and Science at grade 3


    Level 1 Diploma at Pass and GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or Functional Skills.

  • What are my progression options?

    Many students progress on to one of our Level 3 pathways, provided they have gained a Merit in all the units at Level 2 and have a C/4 grade in English and Maths, along with a positive tutor reference. Other students go straight into training or take up employment in the leisure and sport industry at a junior level in sports clubs and leisure centres.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    No, but there may be additional costs for occasional trips.

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