Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

Sport Diploma - K065

Oval Campus Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

Or Application Form to be returned to Student Services

Our level 2 sport qualification is designed to enable you to choose a pathway that reflects your career or academic aspirations. The pathways are:

  • K084 Outdoor Adventurous Activity
  • K086 Sports Coaching
  • K048 Personal trainer
  • K040 Sport, Exercise and Fitness

The course has been designed to prepare you for a career in sports coaching.

The qualification is an NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport

Wirral Metropolitan College Football Development Centre combines this academic qualification with practical skills and technical/tactical development, coaching and the option of competitive or recreational weekly football fixtures depending on ability.

Course Details

Throughout this qualification you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to prepare you to plan and lead activity sessions in the sports environment.

  • Participation in sport
  • Sports coaching
  • Developing sporting skills and tactical awareness
  • Physical fitness and injuries in sport
  • Performance analysis for sport
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Planning and leading sports activities
  • Understanding business in sport
  • Lifestyle and the sports performer
  • Sports volunteering
  • Work experience in the sports industry
  • Plan and set up an enterprising sport business
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport
  • Introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition
  • Development of personal fitness through training
  • Factors affecting participation in sport and physical activity
  • Preparing to work in the sport and leisure industry
Entry Guidelines

Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old.

Relevant Level 1 qualification or minimum 3 GCSEs at 3/D or above, preferably including English and maths.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

You should have a keen interest in sport and aspire to pursuing a career in leading and coaching sport and active leisure activities.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Uniform £100 Educational Visits £50 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021

Assessment Method

The course is assessed using a combination of practical and portfolio-based activities.

Additional Information

There will be a fee payable to contribute to the residential costs for overnight expeditions and visits, costs will be advised 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)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Apply Now

Starting 1st September 2021 - Ending - 24th June 2022

REF K065N001

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Wednesday 10:00 — 18:00 Oval Campus
Thursday 11:00 — 16:00 Oval Campus
Friday 10:00 — 15:00 Oval Campus

If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

This course is full. By applying you will be placed on a waiting list.

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £575.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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