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First Certificate in Sport - Level 2 - Full-time (North Devon)

Level 2
Course Code:
North Devon Campus
One year

For anyone with a passion for sport, the sports industry offers all kinds of enticing career paths to choose from. This programme combines a Certificate in Sport with a Young Leaders Development Package to develop a range of skills and set you on the right pathway to develop towards a career in sport related industry.

This course can give you an advantage when applying for jobs such as an assistant coach or leisure centre assistant. It includes involvement in sports projects within the North Devon Community, giving you the opportunity to gain experience and confidence when working in sports situations. The sports leader development package included in this programme gives regular experience of leading children.


We've created this study programme as the ideal springboard for students who are hoping to work in this field.This programme is designed to give you a taste of the skills and experiences you'll need to succeed in a career in sport.

Units studies include:
- Fitness for Sport
- Anatomy and Physiology,
- Practical Sports performance and Analysis
- Leading Sports Activities
- Injury in Sport
- Training for Personal Fitness

You'll complete your assignments in a number of different ways including written work, organised coaching sessions, training plans and presentations.

We will involve you in planning and leading sports activities, instructing exercise to others and contributing to real-life sport experiences.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in the Sport Leader development package; this involves gaining real leadership experience in a range of settings such as schools, sports and physical activity Festivals and community events.

This course forms part of a study programme which includes Maths, English, Tutorials and a range of other activities to make your time at college as successful as possible.
Assessment is continuous during the course. Throughout the year, you will be given regular coursework assignments. Because of the large amount of coursework, it is important that you can be motivated to complete coursework, are prepared to work hard and have the ability to meet deadlines.

There are two externally-assessed examination based units in the First Certificate in Sport, these are Fitness for Sport and Exercise and Anatomy and Physiology.

For each unit you are able to achieve Pass, Merit or Distinction grades.

GCSE English and Maths will also involve examinations.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.

Applicants should have a keen interest in the human body, and leading and participating in sport and fitness.
The preparation and training that this qualification provides will give you an advantage over other applicants when applying for jobs.
Successful students may also progress to the advanced Level 3 BTEC courses within Petroc Active Studies Department.
Some learners choose to move into a more specific area of study such as fitness instructing, personal training, or activity leadership.
We have a large sports hall, hard court area and fitness studio and fully equipped gym which will be used for practical delivery.
Classrooms are up to date with interactive white board technologies. You will also go to local schools and community events as a part of your extended classroom.
You will need to bring your PE kit. A packed lunch and drink will be essential as we may go straight into practical elements of the course.
Additional costs include the Petroc ancillary fee plus approximately £140 course fee to cover the costs of external trips/visits.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: How much sport will we be playing on the course?
A: You do not really 'play' sport on this course, however you will take part in some kind of physical activity at least once a day - e.g. leading others, fitness training or refereeing.

Q. Do I need to take part in every aspect of the programme?
A: Yes, The course is quite diverse and your programme will include practical, theory, activity leadership, Tutorial,as well as Maths and English if required. you will l be expected to attend all sessions that are included on your timetable.

Q: How much coursework do I really have to do?
A: Each piece of coursework is of a similar size to the type of coursework that you may have done as a part of your GCSEs. There will be approximately 20 pieces of coursework over the year, however we will work with you to support you in completing this.

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