The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport is designed to develop skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment in the Football or Sports Industry.
Learners will gain an understanding of this industry in general and an insight into the various career options available.
It is aimed at young people who wish to study the Sports and Leisure Industry in a professional 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 industry including health, fitness, performance, coaching, sports science and events.
As well as the football club, Leyton Orient Trust have strong links to sports organisations, charities and local schools.
This one-year course is a further steppingstone to a Level 3 qualification for learners 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.
The Sports Industry is very diverse with a range of job roles available outside of being an athlete or competitor. Employment in sport, leisure and recreation roles are up 10% since 2020.
With the varied roles within the sector, you could have the flexibility of part-time work, your own business or a full-time role, so salaries vary from around £15,000 to anything from £35,000-£100,000 in a managerial role.