Sport and Active Leisure YMCA Level 1 Diploma Study Mode: Full Time | Course Level: 1
With a purpose-built sports centre, amazing facilities, outstanding success rates and great links with employers, we can really help you kick start your career in sport!
Our BTEC Level 1 Diploma is designed to develop your understanding of coaching, fitness and sports development and the body in sport, exercise and fitness, giving you the practical and occupational skills required to work in the sports and recreation industry.
Progression opportunities, such as the Level 2 Activity Leadership focusing on football coaching and the Level 2 Exercise & Fitness course will allow you to progress onto an exciting career in this industry.
There are no formal entry requirements to access this course however an interest in the subject and keenness to study is essential and you will be required to attend an interview with a member of the college's admissions team.
During this course you will study:
Fitness for sport and exercise
Practical sports performance
Carrying out a sports-related project
The mind and sports performance
The sports performer in action
Training for personal fitness
Anatomy and physiology for sports performance
Designing exercise programmes
Facility operations for sport and leisure
Work experience in sport
By studying this course you will:
Develop your understanding of key anatomical structures and functions
Learn how to develop training programmes for specific groups
Develop your confidence in dealing with work related issues
Understand how to apply your skills to areas of the industry
Improve your knowledge and understanding within key training principles
Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in events such as the college Olympics
A variety of assessment methods are used including individual and group presentations, case studies, role-plays, question and answer, producing display materials, time constrained assessments, work-based assignments and assessment. This will allow you to develop skills you currently possess and work on new skills that will help you progress, it will also allow you to build a portfolio of evidence and complete other workpacks that are required for you to gain the qualifications in this programme.
The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:
Progress directly onto the Activity Leadership Level 2 (Football Coaching) or onto a VTCT Exercise and Fitness Level 2
Progress on to further education programmes in sport, following successful completion of the BTEC Sport Diploma and Functional skills, gaining excellent attendance and showing a positive attitude
Pursue a career as a sports scientist, sports coach, sports development officer, sports psychologist, PE teacher or in leisure management