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Sport Level 2

Course Overview

Our Sport Level 2 course is a practical study programme which provides an insight into the Sport and Leisure sector. The course covers a range of units, and complete additional industry standard qualifications which will include: How the body works (Anatomy and Physiology), Practical Sports Performance and The Sports Performer. You will study in a variety of ways including a combination of classroom theory and practical activities, group work, exams,
presentations and work placement.

What topics are covered?

On this course you study units including:

  • Fitness testing and training
  • Planning and leading sports activities
  • Practical sport
  • Psychology for sport performance
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport
  • Development of personal fitness
  • Injury in sport
  • Effects of exercise on body systems

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 must possess four full GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English, maths, science and/or PE. Alternatively, you will need an appropriate level 1 qualification, e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Leisure.

What qualifications will I gain?

BTEC Level 2 Diploma

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

You will cover theoretical elements of the course in the classroom, with practical sessions in Bath Sports Centre. You will also complete a compulsory employability skills unit as part of the programme.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via practical and written assignments.

What can I do after this course?

Move on to employment in the sport or leisure industry.
Progress to Sport & Exercise Science Level 3 or Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Level 3 course.

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 new and 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?

There may be an opportunity to re-sit maths and/or English language GCSE.
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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