Sport & Physical Education

This course provides the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for you to progress directly into employment or gain a basis for you to continue the study of sport in Higher Education. The course enhances generic skills and knowledge that all practitioners in the coaching and fitness fields should possess.

Entry Requirements

You should have 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above and should have a keen interest in participating in a range of sporting activities.

What areas are covered by the course?

There is range of academic and practical units including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Sports Nutrition and Injuries
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Organisation and Development in Sport

How is the course assessed?

This course is assessed through coursework and two external examinations. The assessment methods will vary from written reports and essays to presentations, practical observations, case studies and group and individual work.

Career Opportunities

Students often progress into Higher Education or relevant degree courses at university. Alternatively some students choose to move directly into employment within the Sport and Leisure Industry.