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Sport Level 1

Course Overview

Are you interested in learning about the Sport and Leisure industry? This Sport level 1 study programme will introduce this exciting industry. You will have the opportunity to develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of Sport and will study a range of units which will include Practical Sport, Self- Assessment, and Progression and Nutrition. You will study in a variety of ways including practical and theory based assessment, group and team project based activities and individual course work.

What topics are covered?

Topics of study include:

  • taking part in sport
  • how the body works
  • planning a fitness programme and
  • assisting at a sport or leisure event.

As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting (out on their) vocational learning.

What are the entry requirements?

You will have studied at entry level or have four GCSEs grade E/2 or above, including Maths and English, and want to study a vocationally relevant course in sport and leisure.

What qualifications will I gain?

BTEC Level 1 Diploma

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

You will cover theoretical elements of the course in the classroom, with practical sessions at Bath Sports Centre.

How will I be assessed?

There will be practical assessments, presentations and written assignments.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress on to a level 2 course in sport, public services or travel and tourism.

Are there any additional costs?

Resources fee
Suitable sports clothing (this will include the purchase of at least one College polo shirt) to be worn both in practical sessions and classrooms

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

Bath Sports Centre and the College’ s well-equipped fitness gym

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

The College has exciting links with Southampton FC, Bath City FC, England RFU Touch and England Netball, with students having the opportunity to get ‘Back to Netball’ and involved in O2 touch.

Which department is this course in?

Sport, Leisure and Care

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting their vocational learning.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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