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This course is designed for 16-19 year olds 

Our Sport, Level 3 course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to access the Health and Fitness Industry or progress towards the second year of Level 3 study to prepare you for higher education at university.

Throughout the course you will be assessed to achieve the Sport, Level 3 qualification via a mixture of coursework assessment and two externally assessed exams.

Units cover various aspects of industry related skills such as leading sports activities to giving the student’s knowledge of anatomy and physiology, both important to progress within sports coaching, fitness instructing and sports leadership.

This course will reflect the reality of the industry and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the skills and knowledge required to progress your career.

This is a 1 year course in which you will study at Level 3 after which you have the option of progressing into employment. You could also progress onto the second year of Level 3 which leads to higher education at university.

Your progression onto Level 3, Year 2 depends upon completion of Level 3, Year 1 to a satisfactory level. 

The course is scheduled over 3 days per week and will cover 8 units of study in year one, two of which are exam based and a further 7 units of study in year 2 and will be a mixture of theory and practical across the year.
 

Your progression from this qualification will be either of the below pathways:

•    Employment – This qualification will give you the skills required to gain employment.
•    BTEC Level 3, Year 2 at Waltham Forest College – If you wish to further enhance your skills and knowledge in the subject area and work towards UCAS points for university.
 

The entry requirements for this course are:
•    4 CGSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths or
•    Merit in relevant Level 2 qualification

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:
•    Anatomy & physiology
•    Fitness training & programming for health, Sport and wellbeing
•    Professional development in the sports industry
•    Sports leadership
•    Investigating business in sport & the active leisure industry
•    Skill acquisition in Sport
•    Rules, regulations and officiating in sport
•    Application of fitness testing
•    Practical sports performance

This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:

•    Anatomy & physiology
•    Fitness training & programming for health, Sport and wellbeing
•    Professional development in the sports industry
•    Sports leadership
•    Investigating business in sport & the active leisure industry
•    Skill acquisition in Sport
•    Rules, regulations and officiating in sport
•    Application of fitness testing
•    Practical sports performance

This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.
 

You will be assessed across a mix of theory and practical assessments which will be carried out to industry standards.

The assessment methods will be a mix of the below:

•    Practical assessments
•    Theory based assessments
•    External exam
Attainment of the Level 3, Year 1 qualification will be linked to your suitability to progress to the Level 3, Year 2 Sport course at Waltham Forest College.

All assessments will give you an opportunity to pass at one of the following three standards:

•    Pass
•    Merit
•    Distinction 

Course progression also onto year two requires the completion of a 36-hour work placement and logbook within the relevant industry setting within the academic year.
 

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