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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 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. You'll be involved in a range of 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 attached to this programme gives regular experience of leading ch


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.

Areas of study include anatomy and physiology, sports analysis, sports leadership, training and 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 be have the opportunity to be involved in the Sport Leader development package; this involves gaining real leadership experience in a range of settings.
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. Maths and English will be studied at a level to allow you to build upon the skills you have at the start of the course.
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 enjoy doing coursework, are prepared to work hard and have the ability to meet deadlines.

For each unit you are able to achieve Pass, Merit or Distinction grades.
There are two externally-assessed examination based units in the First Certificate in Sport.

English and Maths GCSE 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.
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 more advanced Level 3 courses within Petroc Active Studies Department. Some learners choose to move into a more specific area of study such as fitness or activity leadership.
We have a large sports hall, hard court area and fitness centre which will be used for practical delivery.
Classrooms are up to date with interactive white board technologies. It is common to get learners 'out and about' in local schools and at community events as a part of their extended classroom.
PE kit, packed lunch and drink will be essential as we may be straight into practical elements of the course.
Additional costs include the Petroc ancillary fee plus approximately £50 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: 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.

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