Level Two Extended Certificate in Sport

This course will equip you with the necessary skills, experience, self-confidence and qualifications to work as a leisure and recreation assistant or coaching assistant at sports centres, health and fitness clubs, holiday camps and activity centres. Assignments are based on realistic workplace situations, such as designing training programmes and administering fitness tests. Functional skills will also be taught as part of the course. This diploma is equivalent to four GCSE passes.
This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over. Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • You will complete a number of units which are chosen from the following:

    Fitness testing and training
    Practical sports
    Outdoor and adventurous activities
    Development of personal fitness
    Psychology for sport performance
    Exercise and fitness instruction
    Anatomy and physiology for sport
    Effects of exercise on the body systems
    Nutrition for sports performance
    Work experience in the sport industry
    Planning and leading sport activities

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on the completion of assignment work and observation of tasks and activities.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Maths
    Or level one diploma
    Or introductory diploma
    Or NVQ level one
    Or equivalent

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

You could progress to our Level Three BTEC Diploma in Sport. Or you could progress into employment in the sports and leisure industry or obtain a sport apprenticeship.

Additional information

All study programmes contain English and maths elements.
You will undertake work experience as part of this programme.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Summer Part-Time Course Guide