This course is designed for Post-16 learners to develop their skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment in the Football or Sports Industry.

It is aimed at young people who wish to study the sports and leisure industry in a professional vocational sports setting based at Leyton Orient Football Club and the Score sports complex. Learners will need to have a passion for sport and an interest in exploring the different areas of this area including health, fitness, performance, coaching, sports science and events.

They will learn about different aspects of the sports industry, from fitness training, understanding how the body works and preparing to coach a range of sports activities and organise sports events.

There will also be opportunities for work experience and volunteer placements, gain additional coaching qualifications and also to play football or other sports for our Leyton Orient College Teams in regional and London based leagues. Football students will receive six hours coaching from Leyton Orient FC Academy and Community coaches as part of their enrichment programme.

This course is the first stepping stone 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:


  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 1-2 (E-G) including English and Maths

  • Initial assessment minimum Entry 3 English

  • 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:

A1 Being Organised 30 C
A2 Developing a Personal Progression Plan 30 C
A3 Working with Others 30 C
A4 Researching a Topic 30 C
SP5 How Exercise Affects the Body 40 S
SP6 Training for Fitness 40 S
SP7 Playing Sport 40 S
SP8 Coaching Skills in Sport 40 S
SP9 Assisting in a Sports Activity 40 S
SP10 Contributing to Running a Sports Event 40 S
SP11 Getting People Active 40 S
SP12 Keeping Active and Healthy 40 S

C-Core S-Sector

Learners must complete all core units and six sector units. 360GLH, 390 TQT

The focus is on key transferable skills and the sector units-allow delivery to be practical.

You will be assessed via:


  • Practical skills

  • Fitness levels

  • Theory Internal Assessments

This course will lead to employment within the Sports and Leisure industry, progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Sport or a Level 2 Sports Apprenticeship.

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