This course is suitable for1419 year-olds, those seeking to develop greater independence, those who have not yet achieved accredited qualifications, those with specific learning needs, EAL/ESOL learners or as a top up qualification towards the end of an academic year with delivery beginning in the Spring Term.

The 6-credit Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award (Entry 3) offers a qualification that focuses on the personal qualities and work skills that are required for the sports sector.

It is aimed at those who wish to get an understanding of the sports and leisure industry in a professional vocational sports setting based at Leyton Orient Football Club and the Score sports complex.

There will also be opportunities to play football or other sports as enrichment sessions.

This course is a taster for students interested in sports studies who want to combine education on a non-traditional site with training and playing sport to the highest level they are capable of.

The entry requirements for this course is:


  • Interview and assessment

    You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

This course consists of the following modules:

Minimum number of credits required to achieve the qualifications. 6

Minimum number of credits required from Group 1. 3

Remaining credits required to achieve the qualification can be taken from Groups 1 or 2.

Group 1:

  • Taking Part in Sport
  • Assisting at a Sport or Active Leisure Event
  • Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness Activities

    Group 2:

  • Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work
  • Managing Your Health at Work
  • Safe Learning in the Workplace

You will be assessed via:


  • Practical skills

  • Fitness levels

  • Theory Internal Assessments

This course will lead to progression on to the Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport or any will serve as a basis for other Level 1 qualification in other vocational sectors.

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