Sport & Active Leisure Diploma Level 1

Havering College of Further and Higher Education
In Hornchurch

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Important information

Typology Course
Level Beginner
Location Hornchurch
Duration 1 Year
Start September 2018
  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Hornchurch
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    September 2018

If you are looking to build a career in sport, the BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure provides an ideal introduction to the sports sector. It will familiarise you with the potential occupational areas which include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, sports development and the outdoor environment. It is also a stepping stone onto the Level 2 Diploma.

This is a one year course covering 11 units. It is predominantly theory-based with some practical sessions on the timetable.


Where and when

Starts Location
Ardleigh Green Road, RM11 2LL, Essex, England
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Starts Sep-2018
Ardleigh Green Road, RM11 2LL, Essex, England
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· Requirements

4 GCSE's at grade E including English and Maths or a Pass in a relevent Entry Level qualification. In addition to your qualifications, you will need to supply a reference from your previous school, college or employer, as well as undertaking a Skillsbuilder and free writing assessment, following the successful completion of an interview.


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What you'll learn on the course

Outdoor Environment
Sports Development
Practical demonstrations
Written assignments
Body works
Body works
Body works
Body works
Body works

Course programme

This course can lead to progression onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport providing good attendance, punctuality, behaviour and work is demonstrated.

Employment opportunities include various jobs in the sport and leisure industry in the following areas:

  • Exercise and fitness;
  • Coaching;
  • Sports development;
  • Outdoor environment.

Course Assessment Method

The course is assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Practical demonstrations;
  • Written assignments;
  • Posters;
  • Leaflets;
  • Presentations.

The following units will be studied over the course of the year:

  • Taking part in exercise and fitness;
  • Working in a team;
  • Managing your health at work;
  • How the body works;
  • Planning your own fitness programme;
  • Planning and delivering activities;
  • Taking part in sport;
  • Assisting at a sport event;
  • Working in sport and active leisure;
  • Carrying out an individual project;
  • Job opportunities in sport and leisure.

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