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Level 2 Diploma in Sport

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Level 2
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The BTEC First Diploma in Sport has been developed in the sport and active leisure sector to provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees. It offers opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification. It gives you the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport and Sport and Exercise Sciences.

What Will I Learn

Students will gain the opportunity to learn about and understand Sport and Fitness in the health industry. Practical sessions will enable you to develop skills that are needed to work in leisure centres, sports retail outlets and gyms. These skills will enable you to better understand the industry and support you in moving into employment. You will also be able to qualify for an Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

Example Modules

  • Health Safety and Welfare
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Exercise

How Will I Be Assessed?

You will carry out a range of in-depth assignments and practical assessments to complete this course.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at D or above, one of which must be English or Maths, or full Level 1 qualification at Merit grade or above. 19 plus students with industry experience will be considered.

Additional Information

The course includes guided functional skills studies You are required to buy equipment: Approx. £180 inc a uniform and books


The direct progression from this course is to a Level 3 Sport qualification.

Career Opportunities

Progression into the sports industry working in a gym/ leisure facility.

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