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Diploma in Sport, Fitness and Preparation for the Uniformed Services (Level 1)

Key course information

Public Services

02/09/2021

1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview


This course aims to provide you with an understanding of the Sport and Uniformed Public Services industry where there will be a chance to investigate career opportunities in both the Sport industry and Uniformed Public Services and prepare for an interview. You will develop an understanding of the personal commitment, fitness requirements and skills that are needed as well as an understanding of the importance of being organised and working together for those employed in these industries. The objective of this qualification is to help inform and prepare you for the Sport industry and Uniformed Public Services and enable you to prepare to make an application or provide a basis for further study and progression towards the entry qualifications required. The qualification achieved will be BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport.


What will I learn?


You will study a variety of units throughout the year including: Being Organised - developing key techniques to help organise work and priorities and manage your time effectively. Developing a Personal Progression Plan for the Sport industry and Uniformed Public Services - developing the skills and behaviours needed to progress to the next stage in your learning by identifying progression opportunities and creating a plan to enable you to get there. Working with others in the Sport industry and Uniformed Public Services - developing skills in communication, teamwork and problem solving that will enable you to work effectively with other people on a given activity. Researching a Topic for the Sport industry and Uniformed Public Services - developing the skills needed to carry out some outline research into an agreed topic. You will keep a record of your investigation and then present a summary of your findings. How Exercise Affects the Body - Discover how exercise affects the body by carrying out tests and collecting and interpreting results. Training for Fitness for the Sport industry and Uniformed Public Services - developing skills in planning and delivering training sessions to improve fitness. Within this unit, you will learn about fitness testing used by the sport industry and a uniformed service and about the required standards of physical fitness. Playing Sport - practical based unit developing the skills and techniques needed for different sports and will review your own performance. Coaching Skills in Sport and Uniformed Public Services - developing planning and coaching skills in sport by participating in practical activities. Assisting in a Sport Activity for the Sport industry and Uniformed Public Services - developing the leadership skills needed to assist in delivering a sporting activity. Contributing to running a sports event for the Sport industry and Uniformed Public Services - developing the skills needed to contribute to planning and running a one-off sports event.

Entry Requirements


4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above (or equivalent) including math and English.

You should be physically and medically fit, enthusiastic and willing to work hard.

You will need to attend a selection day and interview at college.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


You will be continually assessed through practical observation and written assessment.

The qualification is graded as Pass, Merit and Distinction. Directed self-study is required.

A completed portfolio of work is handed in and assessed during and at the end of the course. You are also assessed on punctuality, attendance and physical fitness.

Additional Costs and Information


There is a requirement to pay £200 for a variety of compulsory course related expeditions and outdoor activities.

You will also need some personal items such as a waterproof jacket and trousers/rucksack for use during some of the activities and an expedition.

Uniform needs to be purchased at a cost of approximately £150 and are available to order via the online college shop.

Financial assistance may be available for learners who qualify. Learners should contact Customer Services at the college for further details and a bursary application form.

This physically demanding course will require continual fitness training and testing. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of work experience with the British Army.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Public Services


Career Opportunities

  • Paramedic
  • Police Officer
  • Firefighter

  • Civil Servant
  • Armed Forces Officer
  • Social Worker

  • Soldier

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