Course Title BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport
Level: 1
Code Y165

Overview of the Course

This course is an ideal starting point if you are considering a career in the sports sector. If you have a genuine interest in all aspects of sport then this course will develop your knowledge and skills further, turning your passion for sport into a rewarding career in the sport and leisure industry.

What are the career opportunities?

• Physiologist
• Dietician
• Fitness Instructor
• Personal Trainer
• Physical Activity Manager
• Sports and Exercise Coach
• Sports Development Officer

What are the entry requirements?

Four or more GCSEs at grades 9-2 (A*-E) including English

How long is the course and when can I start?

A full-time one year course starting in September.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using a variety of styles to help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills including:

  • Carrying out practical tasks
  • Presenting information you have
  • Keep working log-books, records and
  • Practice English and mathematical skills
  • Take part in oral and written presentations
  • Take part in role play, interviews and
    other activities

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

On completion of your course you will have developed a set of transferrable and sector skills that will benefit you with your chosen progression route. These transferrable skills cover communication, setting common goals, showing respect, listening to others in the team, taking on roles and responsibilities, problem solving, decision making, using IT, collecting and using information, organising information, self-management and development, time-management, monitoring performance and devising strategies for improvement.

Work experience

At Bury College you will benefit from work experience as an essential element of your study programme. You will be supported to secure a five day work experience placement allowing you to gain handson work based industry skills. Sport students have previously secured high quality work experience placements at:

• Education Establishments
• Fitness industries
• Sport Therapists
• Professional Coaching
• Outdoor recreation

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Your Sport Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression onto a Level 2 course, employment or an apprenticeship. You will have the opportunity to take part in fundraising events, sport and fitness activities, course related study visits and careers events.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

Participation in practical sport will be an essential part of the course. You will be encouraged to participate in the full range of sporting opportunities offered at Bury College. You may be selected to represent the college in local and national leagues or in other sports competitions. A sports uniform for practical sessions will have to be purchased; this will cost approximately £110. You will also need to pay up to £25 to participate in the study visit programme, which you are required to attend. You must also commit to a minimum of two-three hours per week of self-study time.

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