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Sport & Active Leisure Level 1

Programme Description


Engage in a course that will introduce you to the industry of sport, fitness, leisure and wellbeing.

This one-year course is designed to introduce you to the knowledge and skills needed to pursue an education and/or career in the sport and active leisure industry. It aims to nurture attributes and behaviours in readiness for further study. Upon completion, you may decide to use this course as a stepping-stone to L2 Sport or L2 Public Services.

You will have the opportunity to engage in practice-based activities and subject specific theoretical study, alongside developing essential skills such as literacy, numeracy and digital literacy. You will have access to industry standard facilities and equipment such as our 4G pitch, sports hall and fitness suite. You are also encouraged to engage in our Sports Academies that aim to develop athletes and players in a range of sports.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  1 Year

  Graig Campus

Programme Features


Areas of study include practical sports, coaching, health, lifestyle and training for fitness. You will also develop skills in organisation, personal progression planning and research at an appropriate level.

You are invited to engage with the local community and foster positive relationships with industry specialists to gain an insight into potential career options. These opportunities aim to improve confidence and develop aspirations.

Programme Content


The course is made up of 10 units that, which include:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic
  • How Exercise Affects the Body
  • Training for Fitness
  • Playing Sport
  • Coaching Skills in Sport
  • Getting People Active
  • Keeping Active and Healthy

The course also includes skill develop sessions and a tutorial programme.

Progression & Employment


This course provides an insight into the sports and active leisure industry and encourages learners to progress further in order to achieve their career aims. Successful completion of the course will allow students to progress onto alternative L1 courses or L2 courses within the curriculum area. Apprenticeships routes are also available. 

Progression opportunities depend on the students achievements at L1. It is an expectation that learners complete with a full pass profile and demonstrate progress in literacy, numeracy and digital literacy. Progress in subject to interview.

Method of Assessment


All assignments are devised by the course tutors, and assessed internally.

To pass an internally assessed unit, students must meet all the assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements


You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, which includes either English Language, Welsh (1st Language) or Maths. Progressions from Level 2 Sport are also accepted.

All students are assessed on an individual basis and will be offered the opportunity to attend an interview.

English and Maths are an integral part of the course. Students who do not yet have the necessary grades at C or above will have additional teaching and support to study for either GCSE, Agored Qualifications or Essential Skills depending on prior GCSE grades.

Additional Costs


All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.