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Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

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This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-18 age group and will provide an introduction to the exercise, health and fitness industry. The content covers a broad base of exercise, health and fitness related topics and will enable progression to further learning at Level 2 or an apprenticeship.

Course details

You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan own fitness regimes, to plan and assist in the leading of activity sessions and will be encouraged to take part in regular exercise. Students will also be introduced to how the body works, lifestyle management, healthy eating, working in sport and active leisure and the variety of job opportunities available. In addition students will have opportunity to work with customers and gain insight into their work rights and responsibilities.

Entry guidelines

Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 with a genuine interest in pursuing a career in exercise, health and fitness.

A relevant entry level qualification or 3 GCSE's at grade 2/E or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or reference.

Assessment Method

This course is assessed using a variety of methods including tutor-observations of practical activities, worksheets, presentations etc.

Additional Information

Appropriate uniform will be required. You may be able to get help with these costs which will be in the region of £100. Details of these will be given at interview.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (or grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

There are various possible progressions routes available on successful completion of this course including VTCT Level 2 Fitness Instructor, VTCT Level 2 Sports Studies, NCFE Military Preparation, L2 NVQ Football Studies.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 04th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref K056J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £550.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref K056K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £550.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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