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, 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.

Subject areas include:

  • 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 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 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science. Alternatively, you could find employment within the sport and leisure industry or progress into a suitable apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Sport Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

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

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I have found the support from the staff invaluable. Their ability to pass on their knowledge and the help they’ve given me with my assignments has meant I’ve been able to reach my full potential.

Emily Rossiter

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