The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study.
The course is assessed through the completion of internally assessed written assignments, externally assessed written tasks and a written examination. The course is graded at four levels: Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.
Unit 2: Fitness training and programming for Health, Sport and Well being
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 1: Anatomy and physiology in sport
Unit 4 – Sports Leadership
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology in Sport: learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems are learnt.
Unit 2: Fitness training and programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, students explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being.
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports industry: students develop their understanding of the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry.
Unit 4: Sports Leadership; learners access a range of current sports industry career pathways, conduct a personal skills audit to see which one(s) would be more appropriate.
Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths.
Progression to university to study a wide range of sports related programmes.
Employments in sports related industries e.g. administrators for Sports Council and fitness clubs, physical training instructors, sports development officers, physical training instructors in HM Forces, sports coaches and PE teaching.