Course Type: Full Time

Level 1 Sport

  • Course Code STA0079
  • Start Date 3rd September 2018
  • 24+ Cash Price £1495
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Academy for Sport - Stadium

The programme is aimed at those who wish to start a career in the sport and active leisure industry. You’ll study all aspects of how and where to participate in sport, looking at improving fitness, healthy lifestyle, sport in the workplace and working safely.


We’ll help you to develop the skills that show your potential to an employer. This includes how you can use your knowledge to best effect, that you have the right attitude, high standards and will be a great asset to their business.


The study programme

The course is broken down into two strands. Both strands are made up of four individual units:

1) Participating in sport

  • Components and functions of the body
  • Improving fitness
  • Leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Taking part in sport

2) Sport in the workplace

  • Recognising opportunities for participation
  • People skills in sport and active leisure
  • Understanding the active leisure sector
  • Working safely in sport and active leisure


You will also study English and maths as part of your study programme.


Sport academies

You’ll have the opportunity to join one of our nine sport academies, where you will get:

  • Up to 9 hours of professional training each week, access to competitions and specialist sport academy coaches
  • Free access to physiotherapy assessments and treatment
  • The opportunity to compete in local, national and international competitions
  • A personalised training and development programme
  • Access to some of the best facilities in the country with two 11-a-side 3G football pitches, sports science and medicine facilities, a performance lab, an aerobics studio and a superb 83m long athletics hall

If you prefer not to be part of a sport academy you will complete an employability project designed to further develop your skills.


Fast-track to an apprenticeship

You can start on this programme and fast track to an apprenticeship once you’re ready and a vacancy becomes available. Sign up to our apprenticeship alerts and we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest vacancies. Plus our team will help you with your CV or application and help you prepare for interview.  

An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

1 GCSE at any grade

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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