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Sport: Level 2 First Extended Certificate

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

Course information

Course Summary

This course enables students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that enable progression within specific areas of employment such as exercise and fitness, leadership support and sports coaching.

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Course Code:N1046
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Awarded by:Pearson
Course Length

1 year full time. Usually 2-3 days per week, 10.5-13.5 hours per week

Course Detail

Our course is structured to ensure a mixture of theory and practical units. You may have the option to take additional qualifications in first aid and coaching to aid future employment opportunities and career progression in the fitness and sports coaching industries.

This course is aimed at students with an interest in sport and who want to gain a qualification to enter employment within the sport or the fitness industries or progress onto the Diploma level 3 course in Sport Fitness and Personal Training.

Students completing these qualifications may seek employment within the sport sector at a junior level in a range of roles including recreation assistant or sports leader/sports coaches. The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport provides opportunities for learners to focus on the development of personal, learning and thinking skills, functional skills, and wider skills in a sport context, such as environmental issues and health and safety considerations.

The course is made up of 12 units which include:

2 Exam Units: 

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise 
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance 

and the following units:

  • Practical Sports Performance
  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action
  • Training for Personal Fitness 
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Injury and the Sports Performer
  • Running a Sports Event 
  • The Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Profiling Sports Performance

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: £3,120

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.


You will be provided with all the basic resources and materials needed for your programme. Some additional fees are required to cover costs of trips and activities required to take place to gain criteria to pass this course.

You will have to pay for the following:

  • Sports department kit - £10
  • Textbooks - £37


Entry Requirements

New Students

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English

Progressing Students

A level 1 Diploma (with minimum grade Merit Pass) plus GCSE English at grade 3 or above or Functional Skills English at Level 1, plus a good reference from your current tutor for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Your Next Steps

Diploma level 3 course in Sport Fitness and Personal Training.

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

Disclaimer:

This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road.

Last Updated: 11/07/2022