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This course is designed for 16-19 year olds.

Our Level 1 (Year 1) sports course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress onto a Level 2 sports course.

Throughout the course you will be assessed to achieve the qualification via a mixture of coursework assessment and practical assessment that is all internally assessed.

Units cover various aspects of industry related skills such as assisting sports leaders, helping to plan and lead sports activities to giving the student’s knowledge of the sector work environment.

Students will also complete work placements in the sports industry which reflect the reality of the industry and provide a comprehensive understanding of the skills and knowledge required to progress your career in work or onto the next level of study.

Starting at Level 1 is the first year of a 2 year course. For your second year you will progress onto Sport Level 2. After Level 2 you will have the opportunity to progress to Sport Level 3 or move into employment within the Sport and Fitness Industry.

The course is scheduled over 3 days per week and will cover 5 units of study.

Your progression from this qualification will be:

•    Sport, Level 2 at Waltham Forest College – If you wish to further enhance your skills and knowledge in the subject area and work towards a Sport, Level 3 qualification.

The entry requirements for this course are:

•    4 GCSEs at Grade 1 (G) or above including English and maths
•    Interview and assessment

If required, you will have the opportunity to study GCSE maths and/or English alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas / units:

•    How the body works
•    Assisting a leader of sports or active leisure activities to plan and deliver and activity
•    Managing your health at work
•    Learning from a work placement
•    Taking part in sport

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

Attainment of the Level 1 qualification will be linked to your suitability to progress to the Level 2 Sport course at Waltham Forest College.

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

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