This course gives you the opportunity to gain a valuable qualification as well as be part of The New Saints Football Club Scholarship. It is an excellent stepping stone to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

The Diploma is delivered at Oswestry Campus by NSC and it 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.
In terms of the scholarship, this is delivered by our partners, The New Saints Football Club. You will undertake three training sessions per week with fully qualified UEFA Coaches. College matches will take place every Wednesday and you will also have the opportunity to play for the U19s team on a Sunday. Throughout the scholarship programme you may be invited to train and
take part with some TNS first team sessions depending on your level of progress.

OCR Level 2 Diploma in Sport

One year

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
• BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public
Uniformed Services
Employment options may include:
• Leisure Centre Attendant
• Assistant Fitness Instructor
• Assistant Coach

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

What does this subject include?

Units you will cover include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Practical Sport
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Fitness Testing

What is the structure of the course?

Each Scholarship student will be given an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and the team will assess your performance throughout the programme. There are a number of squads which allows students the
opportunity to develop and progress.
Assessment of the college course is continuous and industry-related, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above or a BTEC Level 1 Certificate or equivalent
  • Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above or a BTEC Level 1 Certificate or equivalent
  • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area
  • Football trial with TNS

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If you'd like any help, give us a call on 01691 688 000