Sport & Physical Activity

Sport & Physical Activity

Sport & Physical Activity

Sport & Physical Activity

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Are you interested in a career in the Sports Industry? Are you an aspiring coach or PE teacher? Are you keen to develop your knowledge of fitness and training? If so, this course could be a great choice for you!

QMC has a fantastic reputation for its sporting programme, team successes and outstanding facilities. Progression rates into employment and higher education are exceptional as students leave with a comprehensive knowledge and deep understanding of the subject, along with excellent coaching skills that are desired by the sports industry.

Discover our Sport and Physical Activity Course!

Are you interested in a career in the Sports Industry? Are you an aspiring coach or PE teacher? Are you keen to develop your knowledge of fitness and training? If so, this course could be a great choice for you!

Students gain valuable skills that prepare them for employment in the sports industry, a range of higher and degree apprenticeships as well as university. Students benefit from a significant amount of employer engagement as well as gaining broad experience within the sports sector, including hands-on coaching, leadership and instruction. To achieve the qualification students complete various work based projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

 

The course is the equivalent of 2 A levels.
QMC has a fantastic reputation for its sporting programme, team successes and outstanding facilities.
Progression rates into employment and higher education are exceptional as students leave with a comprehensive knowledge and deep understanding of the subject, along with excellent coaching skills that are desired by the sports industry.

Sport & Physical Activity L3 Double

Course Summary

Are you interested in a career in the Sports Industry? Are you an aspiring coach or PE teacher? Are you keen to develop your knowledge of fitness and training? If so, this course could be a great choice for you!

The Cambridge Technicals are an excellent choice of course which are widely endorsed by employers and educational institutions. Through the course, students will gain a valuable skill set ready to enter employment in the sports industry or higher education.

Students will benefit from a significant amount of employer engagement as well as gaining a broad experience within the sports sector, including hands-on coaching, leadership and instructing. This is a demanding, yet rewarding, applied course which is theory and practically based; it requires a high level of organisation and commitment from students. To achieve the qualification students will complete various work based projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Specific Entry Requirements

5 GCSE’s grade 4 or above

PE GCSE or equivalent beneficial but not essential.

Level 2 Diploma with a Merit or higher

Progression Skills and Opportunities

Throughout the course you will be challenged to develop a variety of skills such as leadership, coaching, instructing and team work. Assessment will be via a mixture of exams and project based assignments. This will develop high order skills such evaluation, justification and analysis. The course will include two weeks of work experience within the sports sector. This will develop a range of work based skills and will enable you to reflect and action plan towards your future goals.

This course provides you with a broad qualification that prepares you for further study or a career within the sport sector, including:

Sport and Recreation Facility Management

Coaching/Teaching/Training

Health Promotion

Sports Therapy

Fitness and Personal Training

Sports Development Officers

However, many of our sport students go on to work in unrelated fields but the course develops a range of transferable skills that are valued by local employers.

Amber came from Aldworth School and played Basketball for the college. She achieved D*D*D* overall and is now at the University of Chichester studying Sports Therapy.

Tom played Rugby and officiated for the college, as well as studying a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma. Following a really successful work experience, he has gone on to be an apprentice Sports Coach and is delivering PE lessons in local primary schools.

How is the course assessed?

The course is predominately assessed through vocationally relevant coursework assignments and projects, applying your knowledge and understanding of a range of key concepts. In addition, over the two year course there will be four externally assessed units of which will be assessed via an exam.

What topics will I be studying?

  • Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity
  • Working in Active Leisure
  • Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Practical skills in Sport and Physical Activities
  • Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership
  • Physical Activity for Specific Groups
  • Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure
  • Sport Organisation and Development
  • Organisation of Sports Events

Will I need specialist materials or equipment?

You will need sports kit for all practical based lessons. An online text book will be available to support your understanding of key concepts. QM Sports kit is available via our supplier.

Extra Opportunities

Alongside with your A Levels and vocational courses, QMC is the only college in the local area where you can qualify as a;
– Personal trainer
– Sports Coach
– Lifeguard

Other opportunities include First Aid Qualifications, Duke of Edinburgh (Silver and Gold Awards), Higher Sports Leader Award(HSLA), Team Games, Coaching, Participation Sports for All.

Personal Trainer
By the end of your first year you will be a fully qualified fitness instructor and ready to find part-time work in local fitness centres. By the end of your second year you will be a fully qualified personal trainer able to work in local fitness centres or with your own private clients. You will study for the qualifications one period a week and it fits easily onto your timetable.
(Cost £225. If you were to take this course with a private organisation it costs between £1500 and £2500)

Sports Coach
By the end of your first year you will have a Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport and will be able to find part-time work coaching in schools and the local community. By the end of the second year you will have a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Multi-Skills Development in Sport and will be able to coach independently. You will study for the qualifications one period a week and it fits easily onto your timetable.

Life Guarding & First Aid
You will study for the qualifications one period a week and it fits easily onto your timetable. After you qualify you will be able to find part-time work in local leisure centres.

Duke of Edinburgh Award, Silver and Gold
It offers a life-changing experience and a fun time with friends. It is an opportunity to discover new interests and talents and a tool to develop essential skills for life and work. It is a recognised mark of achievement; respected by universities and employers.

 

Any Questions?

The Head of Department, Andrew Fields will be happy to help.

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