This course is an active and enjoyable way to study sport and gain an understanding of the sporting industry. The programme content will involve a range of anatomy and physiology, fitness testing, sports leadership, psychology, practical sports and sport in the community. We aim to provide you with opportunities to carry out practical work and develop skills and appropriate knowledge to enable progression to both Higher Education and employment.


The programme content will involve a range of topics including:
> Anatomy and physiology
> Fitness testing
> The sporting industry
> Sports leadership
> Psychology
> Practical sports
> Sport in the community


How am I assessed? You will complete a wide variety of assignments and can be assessed in a number of different ways. Sometimes you are assessed to undertake practical demonstrations. You can also be asked to produce written booklets and give written or verbal presentations. Assessment for this course is based on the achievement of specified outcomes and will be internally assessed and externally verified by undertaking an external written exam and a controlled assessment worth 67%. Each unit will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction and attributes a certain number of points. The final grade will be based on the total number of points gained over the units. 

Future Paths

  • Further Education
    With a qualification in Sport, you could progress to university.
    Potential courses include:
    > Exercise and Fitness Management
    > Exercise Science
    > Outdoor Management
    > Physical Activity, Sport and Health
    > Physical Education and School Sport
    > Sport and Exercise Science
    > Sport and Physical Activity
    > Sport Business Management
    > Sport Coaching
    > Sport Development with Coaching
    > Sports Studies

  • Careers
    Potential careers you can go into with a Sport qualification include:
    > Coaching
    > Fitness
    > Personal Training
    > Physiotherapy
    > Teaching