Sport, Extended Certificate
What will I do on this course?
This Level 2 Sport course will give you the opportunity to explore the key themes and concepts of sport and active leisure. You’ll gain the skills you need to enter a variety of careers in the sports and active leisure industry.
You’ll cover a range of topics, including fitness for sport and exercise; practical sports performance; sport psychology; personal fitness training; anatomy and physiology for sports performance, plus a number of specialist employment-related units.
This qualification will also include exclusive access to the Sports Academy and enrichment programmes, tutorial support, employability and study skills.
As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed through online exams, coursework, presentations and practical activities.
What could I do after this course?
This course may lead to well-paid roles in the sports and active leisure industry. You could also increase your skills by progressing to a Level 3 course in either Sport, Sport and Exercise Science or Uniformed Public Services at Weston College.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-2, with at least two at grade 4, or a qualifying Level 1 qualification.
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What our students say
Cassidy Escott, Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3
"Weston college had provided me with countless opportunities within my studies and playing which has allowed me to go onto one of the best sporting universities in the UK and the world. I felt That throughout my time at the college I was heavily supported and guided so I could persuade my aspirations. I chose to study sport and exercise science as it allowed me to have a broader insight into the sports industry helping to make the decision of university becoming easier. During my time at the college, I was lucky enough to get a once-in-a-lifetime work placement with Bristol bears ladies in sports analysis where I helped to film and code both training and games."
Former school: Hans Price Academy
Studied: Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3
What next? Cassidy is progressing to Loughborough University to complete a degree in Sport Science, Coaching and Physical Education.