National Extended Certificate in Sport (1 A level) and National Diploma in Fitness Services (2 A level)
Equivalent in size to 1 A level or 2 A levels (depending on the course chosen.)
Level 2 BTEC Sport or B at GCSE PE, regular participation in sport, desirable C in GCSE science, a genuine interest in sport.
The BTEC Level 3 Sport course is suited to students who have an appetite to develop their skills and knowledge in Sport. Having a genuine interest in Sport is vital, high fitness levels and a member of a sports team or club are expected.
The 1 A level course (National Extended Certificate in Sport) is made up of four units:
Externally assessed units
Internally assessed units
The 2 A level course (National Diploma in Fitness Services) has an additional five units. These include Work Experience, Sports Leadership, Instructing gym based exercise and Self-employment in the sports industry.
Opportunities in the Sport & Fitness industry are many and varied. They could include: Sports and Leisure Centre Management, Sports Development Work, Sports Coaching, PE Teaching, Sports Administration, Events Promotion.