Sport - Level 1

This course is a well balanced mix of both practical and theory based units. Participation and personal development plays a major part as opposed to just performance excellence. You will be expected to commit to personal planning and fitness in an outstanding gym based facility as well as take part in sports hall based traditional sports such as badminton and basketball.

Identification of strengths and areas of improvement is an important part of this course. You will study an additional anatomy based module called which explain 'how the body works', a major component at the next course level. With attendance and commitment, you will receive the ideal opportunity to start on a personal journey and career path within the sport and fitness industry.

This short programme runs from September to December, with most learners progressing on to a level 2 qualification in January.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Personal fitness
  • Fitness programming
  • Participating in sport
  • How the body works

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal qualifications for our Level 1 courses.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Diploma in Fitness Instructing (for 19+ learners) - Level 2
  • Football Coaching - Level 2

Career Path

  • Community Sports Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Health Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Conditioning Coach

What qualification will I gain?

Level 1 Certificate in Sport and Active Leisure.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Sixth Form Centre, Hugh Baird College.





Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:28