The Level 2 Diploma in sport is ideal for you if you want take the first steps towards a career in the sport and leisure industry, developing the knowledge and skills from experts in the sector for jobs such a Leisure Assistant or an Assistant Gym Instructor. You will learn about the effects and benefits of exercising and staying active as well as given training in communications and leadership skills.
During the course, you will study subjects such as:
- Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance
- The Effects of Exercise on the Body
- Developing Personal Fitness
- Nutrition for Sports Performance
- Practical Sports
- Fitness Testing and Training
- Sports Injuries
- Planning and Instructing Gym Based Exercise
- Health & Safety in the Fitness Industry
- Knowing How to Support Clients
Most of the course will take place in the classroom where learners will gain a good theoretical understanding of sport related subjects through a range of enjoyable teaching methods. Other parts of the course will take place in the sports hall or the well equipped college gymnasium, bridging the gap from theory to practical.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport
Some learners will have the opportunity to complete the Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Fitness Instructing which allows them to become employed within a gym environment. This would be delivered alongside an Extended Certificate in Sport, rather than a Diploma.
To pass this course you will need to complete a variety of assessments such as: Practical assignments, Role plays, Course work & Presentations.
Places are offered following a successful interview and a reference.
2 Grade 3's at GCSE or the equivalent (ideally a 3 in English Language)
Successful applicants will need to purchase college logo kit to be worn during practical lessons. Further payment will also be required to pay for any intended trips and visits. Course Sports kit and text books will be an additional cost (enquire on enrolment) Trips will be organised for the programme and prices are currently under review. Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.
If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades. If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too. Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.
If you are successful on this course, you will be able to continue studying towards Level 3 in Sport.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
N/A for 16 to 18 Year Olds
Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.
Fitness instructors deliver training in a range of fitness activities, including weight training, yoga, pilates, personal training and other forms of exercise at private health and fitness centres, local authority run sports and leisure centres, other public and community establishments, and in private homes.
Leisure and sports managers organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sporting, artistic, theatrical and other recreational and amenity services.
Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.
Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.
Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.
Sports and leisure assistants, provide and maintain facilities for sporting and recreational activities and supervise their use, maintain the continuity of entertainment and social events, offer odds and accept bets on the result of sporting and other events and control gambling activities.
Sport Psychologists work with athletes, teams and coaches to improve their motivation and performance.
Sports therapists use a range of techniques to make sure people involved in sport and exercise are training and competing safely. They provide an immediate response when sport and exercise-related injuries occur and will rehabilitate the patient back to full fitness. They also provide advice and support to help prevent injuries from happening in the first place.