Sport Certificate Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is designed for anyone with a keen interest in sport and the sports performer and who wants to pursue an exciting and rewarding career within the sport, health, leisure and coaching industries. You will develop an understanding in many of the underlying principles to succeed in sport, including training programmes, the human body and how it responds to exercise. The course involves various practical elements, therefore a keen motivation to participate in a variety of sports is essential.

This course combines the theory and practice of sport and active leisure. You will study a variety of different subject areas including:

  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Practical sports performance
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports performance
  • Leading sports activities
  • Lifestyle and well-being
  • Injury and the sports performer
  • Running a sports event

Somerset Activity Sports Partnership offer exciting opportunities to take part in sporting tournaments throughout the year. These enable you to gain coaching experience and develop your skills, as well as putting theory into practice.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is continuous throughout the course and includes two externally assessed exams. Teaching is through a variety of methods including coursework, online tests, written reports, and the delivery of practical sessions, practical performance, observations, group work and presentations.

Progression Options

The course aims to prepare you to progress on to the two year Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport or Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science. Alternatively, completion of this course can also allow you to progress on to another related Level 3 course or a sports Apprenticeship programme. There is also the possibility of progressing directly into the sports and active leisure industry as a Leisure Assistant or similar.

Course Summary

Course Title Sport Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 (A* to E) range with at least one at grade 4 and above, or equivalent vocational qualifications. Entry is subject to a successful interview.

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This course has taught me a lot of useful skills like being organised to help prioritise my workload and meet deadlines and communicating effectively which is essential when coaching sports.

Alicia Dias

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