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Sport and Active Leisure: Level 1 BTEC Diploma

EXTENSIVE IN AND OUTDOOR SPORTS FACILITIES ON SITE including grass pitches, Technogym-equipped fitness suite, sports hall, covered outdoor multi-use games pitch and sports therapy room.

Course information

Course Summary

This course is perfect for you if you want to develop your studies in sport and leisure and are looking to further your knowledge in fitness and exercise.

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Course Code:N1026
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 1
Awarded by:Pearson
Course Length

One year

UCAS Course Code0
Course Detail

The course gives you the chance to find out if this type of career is enjoyable and learn vital skills that can help you progress to a Level 2 course or take work in the industries. You will study a mixture of practical and theory units on this course that will give you a good insight into the Sport and Fitness industries and the knowledge you will require to work in these types of organisations. Assessment is 100% coursework based as you will follow a study programme aimed at helping you improve your literacy and numeracy skills.

The course is made up of 10 units:

  • Being Organised 
  • Working with Others
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Assisting in Sports Activity
  • Keeping Active and Healthy
  • Getting People Active
  • How Exercise Affects the Body
  • Training for Fitness
  • Playing Sport
  • Researching a Topic

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,100

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

Additional Material Fees: £280

You will be provided with all the resources and materials needed for your programme. However, we have found in the past that learners purchase additional items and by buying in bulk we can gain a good discount. Therefore additional material fees are expected to be paid at enrolment to cover the following:

  • Polo Shirt
  • Trip
Entry Requirements

New Students

Two GCSEs at grade 2, preferably including English and Maths, or Functional Skills at E3 in Maths and English. We also require a good reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Your Next Steps

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress into a range of jobs in the sports industry. Students who achieve a merit in this course have the opportunity to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

Potential career routes in the Sports industry:

  • Children’s play worker
  • Fitness instructor
  • Leisure attendant / Duty Manager
  • Lifeguard
  • Outdoor activities instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports coach
  • Sports players
  • Sports psychologist
  • Sports therapist
  • Teaching
  • Youth worker
Other Information

The core and specialist units are graded P (pass).

Students may be eligible to play for the Men's Football Academy or the College Football Squad. Successful applicants will be invited to trials. The men's Basketball team plays in the British College Sports Participation League and the ladies football team plays in the British College Sports Performance League.


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Last updated - 11/07/2022