Are you motivated by health and fitness? Do you play a regular Sport? Do you enjoy keeping fit? Our Extended Certificate in Sports, Level 2, gives you the opportunity to your improve your sporting skills and knowledge. This hands-on course introduces you to a range of topics related to a wide range of careers in sports and leisure. The unit on Anatomy and Physiology introduces you to the structure of the human body and the workings of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. You will also investigate current issues affecting the
sports industry and explore different methods of training for fitness. On top of all this, you will have the chance to participate in a wide variety of sports. This will improve your sporting technique and help you understand the rules, regulations and physical requirements of different activities. Alongside this students will continue to develop their English and maths skills and will be expected to undertake a minimum of 30 hours’ work experience or voluntary work.
Applicants require 4 GCSEs (A*-D) or (Grade 3 and above) including English and maths. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview. You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in physical education and all types of sport, and be keen to learn new skills.
Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.
How will I be assessed?
You will complete assignments, practical activities and a portfolio of evidence. Your tutor will mark your work and give you feedback to help you improve your studies.
What can I do next
The skills of teamwork, leadership, decision making and resilience are transferable to many careers.
Students who achieve the full Level 2 qualification at merit grade or above, plus a GCSE grade C in English and maths, may also progress to a Level 3 qualification such as the Extended Diploma in Sports, Level 3 (subject to a successful interview).
- Injury and the sports performer
- Practical sports
- The body in action
- Fitness for sports and exercise