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September 2022
1 Year
Course code D1SVPF1LC

Sport Studies, Diploma

The Level 1 programme is the perfect introduction to the sports industry. You will develop a wide range of skills through community-based projects, work related experience and practical based activities. You will study 4 core units and 6 sport units over the year.

These will include coaching skills, training for fitness, playing sport and how exercise affects the body. You will undertake assessments that will demonstrate your skills and keep a portfolio of your assignments. Opportunities will also be available to join our sports academy and progress as an athlete.

At Weston College, you will undertake a tailored Individual Development (ID) programme where you develop in core skills to prepare you for employment, whilst also receiving tutorial support. We will also work with you to develop your English and maths skills to the level required to work in the industry. You can feel proud in achieving a Level 1 qualification because, whatever your plans, success in your programme will help you progress to the next stage of your learning.

How will I be assessed?

We’ll assess you in a range of methods, including, practical and written assignments, presentations, work-based projects and will provide you with support to succeed.

What could I do after this course?

This programme could be your first step towards a career in the sports and active leisure industry. You could increase your skills, knowledge and behaviours and potential by progressing onto our Level 2 Sport qualifications.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3-1 with at least two at grade 3, or a pre-vocational programme.

Course Level

Level 1

Category & Subject Area

Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds Sport

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What our students say

Cassidy Escott, Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3


Cassidy Escott

"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.

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