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Sport & Outdoor Activities

Sport & Outdoor Activities

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR2SPT (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    The Sports and Leisure Industry is still one of the most buoyant employment areas in the UK. There has been a steady growth in Health, fitness and sports/leisure centres throughout the country and indeed, Shropshire.

    Level 2 courses can be an ideal ‘fresh start’ for many students, allowing them to reach their full potential, perhaps often after having achieved disappointing GCSE results at school. Many of our Level 2 students complete the course and then obtain work such as leisure assistant within sports/leisure or fitness facilities in the local area, whereas others choose the Armed Forces or non-uniformed services.

    Attaining suitable grades, you can progress onto the Level 3 in Sports, Outdoor Adventure or Public Service programmes (a minimum of Merit profile is normally required).

  • Entry Requirements

    You should have a real interest in sport and have been keen enough to be involved in school teams, sports clubs, Duke of Edinburgh awards, scouts/cadets. You should have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, but it is advisable that you have grade C in at least two subjects preferably PE and/or Maths, English, Science - particularly if progression to a Level 3 course is a consideration for the future.
  • What does the course involve?

    You will complete a range of practical and classroom–based units equivalent to GCSE level and there is a requirement to continue with Maths and English if a grade C or above is not achieved at entry.
    The course is vocational in nature and you will be assessed through both written (academic) and practical (vocational) assignments. Knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills are continually assessed in a variety of ways. You will be active, willing to try new sports and physical activities and expected to put in your best effort at all times. A number of hours work experience and/or volunteering is also a must on this course.
    Some of the units within the course include; Participation in Sport, Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise, Sports Coaching, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, Fitness in Sport, and more.
  • How much does it cost?

    A contribution towards educational visits may be requested. Students must be prepared to supply all of their personal sports clothing and equipment. A kit list will be supplied prior to the start of the course.
  • Additional Notes

    This course requires you to respond to the challenging physical and mental demands of a stimulating and rewarding area of work. You should be prepared to be flexible, adaptable and capable of managing your time productively and effectively throughout the course. You will be expected to attend all sessions punctually, participate fully in all activities and complete on time, all elements of the programme. Find out which Level 2 courses can be studied alongside GCSEs to give more choice to your programme of study.
  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Nathan Gregson

Nathan Gregson

Level 3 Football & Education Extended Diploma in Sport
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I loved all the practical fitness in the first year of the course and it is so interesting to learn about anatomy and physiology. The tutors and facilities are great with good, professional coaching.

Sally Tonge

Sally Tonge

Level 2 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Personal Training

The part-time courses at Shrewsbury Colleges Group were perfect for me as they fit in around my career and social life. It was a very different experience coming back into education as an older learner, but the staff and fellow students made me feel welcome. The classes taught me exactly what I needed and I felt encouraged to take on the other fitness courses.

Ebony Angell

Ebony Angell

Level 3 Adventurous Activities
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I've learnt many new skills on this course such as team building and team work, which I have put into practice with my peers when we have been mountain walking and the weather conditions have been bad.

Jacob Blackburn

Jacob Blackburn

Level 3 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Personal Training
Previous Institution: Mary Webb School

I left school and did the Diploma, then returned to do the Level 2 Personal Training course which gave me the expertise to be a fitness instructor, as well as specialist skills from modules in spinning, circuits, kettlebells and exercise to music. While I was doing the course I started working in local gyms and decided to progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, which is a distance learning course and allowed me to fit my studies around my work.

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Career Options

  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials

    Up to £29,000

  • Sports and leisure assistants

    Up to £20,000


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