WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?
The Diploma will provide you with the opportunity to gain foundation knowledge and understanding in sports and fitness. Practical sessions form an important aspect of the course enabling you to develop skills that are needed to work in leisure centres, sports retail outlets and activity centres.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?
The course is made up of 60 credits over 1 year, with units being valued at either 5 or 10 credits. Each of which is assessed by a range of methods including written assessments, role play, presentations and practical activities.
IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
If you have an interest in sport and are hoping to pursue a career in one of the many sport, leisure or recreation related areas but do not have enough GCSE’s to get onto the Level 3 programme then this is the course for you.
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
4 GCSE’s at D grade (or 4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above on new GCSE grading system) or a Level 1 Sports (or other relevant Level 1 qualification) at pass grade. Students are required to be self-motivated, disciplined and to take a degree of responsibility for their own learning.
WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN IF I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSE?
OCR Level 2 Diploma in Sport
OTHER RELEVANT DETAILS?
Delivery of this course incorporates both theoretical and practical elements. Student participation is valued and essential in all practical units. Learners will have the opportunity to gain a range of additional qualifications in the field of sport and exercise, such as first aid, sports leader’s awards and National Governing Body coaching certificates. Some of these qualifications may incur costs but these will be kept to a minimum.
HOW MANY HOURS, WEEKS, YEARS DOES IT LAST?
The full programme consists of 10 hours of core lessons with 1 hour of group or individual tutorials per week. TNS Scholars will also be expected to train and play competitive matches on top of the full academic programme. In addition to this you will be expected to use some of your own time for conducting research and assignment work in allocated independent learning slots.
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