Those who wish to gain a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the Leisure and Recreation sectors of the local and national economy.
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Start Date: September 2010
End Date: June 2012
Coleg Powys Newtown
Tutor: Amy Watkins
this course for? Those who wish to gain a specialist qualification
that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the Leisure and
Recreation sectors of the local and national economy.
knowledge required: You will generally need 4 relevant GCSE's at Grade
C or above, or an appropriate NVQ level 2, BTEC First diploma or
Intermediate GNVQ with a satisfactory grade. Mature students are welcome
to apply without formal qualifications but subject to a satisfactory
interview and the outcome of initial guidance.
What will I
study? To obtain a National Diploma you will study 18 units (over 2
years). The core units will comprise: The Body in Action, Training and
Fitness in Sport, Sports Development, Fitness Testing for Sport &
Exercise, Health and Safety in Sport, Sports Coaching and Practical Team
Sports The specialist units will comprise: Exercise, Health and Lifestyle,
Leadership in Sport, Sports Massage, Psychology for Sports Performance,
Ledership in Sport, Work-based Experience in Sport, Sport and Society,
Sports Nutrition, Sports Injuries, Sport as a Business, Reflective
Practitioner and Organising a Sports Event.
What else will I do? A
range of industry related qualifications e.g. Community Sport Leader Award
L2 & L3, Award in Sport Coaching, Tag Rugby Leaders Award, Dragon Sports
Leaders Award Football Leaders Award, HSE Basic First Aid Certificate. A
range of keys skills and GCSE re-sits in Maths and/or English are also
How will I be assessed? You will be assessed
through a range of projects and assignments that are based on realistic
workplace situations, activities and demands.
What will I
achieve? BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and
Fitness) - 18 units - this is equivalent to 3 A levels. Or if you wish to
study part-time a BTEC National Certificate in Sport (Development and
Fitness) - 12 units over 2 years - equivalent to 2 A levels. Or BTEC
National Award in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) - 6 units over
1 or 2 years - this is equivalent to 1 A levels.
What can I do
afterwards? Progress directly into work or onto a full-time higher
education course. There are a number of diverse job opportunities
locally,nationally and internationally including Sports Centres, Fitness
Centres, Outdoor Activity Centres and Sports Development and Coaching with
local authorities. If you decide to go to university you could take a
degree or HND in subjects such as Sports Studies, Leisure Management,
Sport Science, Sport and Physical Education or Teacher Training. Recently
a number of learners decided to pursue a specialist degree at an American
Materials required: You will need to purchase a
Coleg Powys tracksuit, short, polo shirt, kit bag and text book. All
learners are encouraged to take advantage of visits that are arranged
during the course and require learner funding.
information about this course: Each Wednesday afternoon all learners
are able to use the facillities at Maldwyn Leisure Centre and a number of
teams and sporting leagues are arranged by the college.