Foundation Learning

SAS (Sports & Services)

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

Are you 16-18 years of age and interested in a career in either sports or services but want to find out and experience more before committing to a full time Level 2 course in the subject? Maybe you need extra support to help you achieve your goals or just lack confidence? If so, welcome to SAS.

You will experience and get involved in a wide variety of exciting and challenging learning activities which will give you a realistic insight into the vocational areas of sport and public services. These will include a range of practical and theoretical sessions around team building, health and fitness, relating to sport and services including nutrition (meal planning), gym sessions, track sessions and cross country.
You'll also participate in a number of visits and will have frequent talks from guest speakers including police, fire rescue service, ambulance, Army, Navy, RAF, rugby club, cricket club, football club and the prison service. Residential and field trips, as well as group projects and careers guidance, are all part of the experience.

Entry requirements

You must be 16-18 years of age and without 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4.

Course Modules

BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Sport
• How the body works
• Participating in Fitness


BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Vocational Studies
• Public Services

English & maths

Work Experience ( 70 hours)

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a portfolio of work and also be assessed during classroom and work placement learning activities. You will also undertake a final summative assessment in English and / or mathematics.

What can I do next

Potential progression includes apprenticeships, employment, or further education. Many of our learners progress on to Level 1 and Level 2 programmes in a variety of vocational areas.