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Diploma in Sport and Public Service - Level 1

Academy of Sport

Overview

A course for those interested in pursuing a career in sport and leisure.

You will study subjects such as:

  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • How the body works
  • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work
  • Exploring career choices
  • Working as part of a group
  • Physical activities for children
  • Safe learning in the workplace
  • Working in sport and active leisure

English and maths are a mandatory part of the course and you will be required to study these at the appropriate level. These qualifications are designed to enhance your employment opportunities and support you to progress.

As part of the course you will be expected to complete a minimum of 20 hours work placement for 'on the job' training and assessment.

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Entry requirements

Two GCSEs with at least grade 2/E preferably including either English, maths or both; or a minimum of Entry Level 3 Functional Skills English and maths. 

Following your application you will normally be offered a place on a course subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

Start dates and fees

You will be required to purchase and wear the Academy of Sport kit when in college.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1605A1FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

Location

How will I be assessed?

Practical observation
Task-based work
Assignments
Observations
Written portfolio work

What will I study?

As part of the programme of study, you’ll have access to top facilities including the college’s new sports hall – built to Sport England standards.

Study units such as taking part in sport, how the body works, investigating rights and responsibilities at work and job opportunities in sport and active leisure.

Spend time both in and away from the classroom doing activity-based sessions.

You are also required to complete volunteering opportunities and work experience.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2018

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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