This one-year programme is suitable for anyone wishing to work in the Sport and Leisure industry, or hoping to move on to higher level qualifications. It is ideal for students who want a basic grounding in sport and leisure, which they can apply to the industry. It also contains the underpinning knowledge and skills students need to learn to progress to further qualifications or into work.
There are no formal entry requirements. You just need to come in for a chat about the course. A criminal records check is needed for you to attend school placements.
On this programme you can achieve the following qualifications: BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure and BTEC Entry Level 3 Certificate in Personal and Social Development.
Other qualifications include: Junior Sports Leaders Award, Functional Skills in Communications, Numeracy and IT, along with additional coaching qualifications. You will also have the opportunity to assist with coaching sports in local primary schools and helping at school athletics championships and other sporting events.
Various activities and events are organised by the Students’ Union. Within the sports department we organise an outdoor adventure activity day (subsidised activity) and there are also college sports teams competing in the Association of Colleges Sport matches.
Assessment will take various forms including practical assessment, written coursework and presentations.
Successful students can progress into employment or continue their education on the Level 2 Sport Diploma.
Find out what Ryan has to say about their course
My words of advice to any new students joining this college are to put yourself out there and go for any opportunities that present themselves to you. Before I joined this college I didn't know about the different experiences and opportunities that I would get involved in, such as FA Coaching Badges, work experience in the Albion Foundation, and many trips and tours across the country and internationally. With help from Sandwell College and the Sport tutors such as Neil Parker, Amy Bland and Adam Player, I have achieved the best possible grades which allows me go to Birmingham City University and pursue my dream career of being a Sports Therapist.