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In Short

Outdoor and adventurous activities offer excitement, the opportunity to push yourself, meet new friends and spend time in the natural environment. Therefore it’s no surprise that the outdoor industry is constantly growing and demanding that instructors and managers are able to display a range of relevant skills and techniques. This course will equip you with the appropriate tools for this dynamic industry.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) including English and maths (or equivalent) or a First Diploma with Merit profile. You should be interested in all aspects of sport and sport performance and be committed to practical sport.

Course Content

Year 1

Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 – Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Well-being

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Unit 5 – Application of Fitness Testing

Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance

Unit 10 – Sports Event Organisation

Unit 25 – Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport


Year 2

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership

Unit 8 – Coaching for Performance

Unit 9 – Research Methods in Sport

Unit 18 – Work Experience in Active Leisure

Unit 19 – Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity

Unit 22 – Investigationg Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry

Unit 23 – Skill Acquisition in Sport


Sports Leadership

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. Units are assessed through a mix of assignment based tasks and external assessments.  There will also be a mix of individual and group work, which will require you to complete investigations, reports and presentations.



You can also continue your studies at Weymouth College by progressing onto the Foundation Degree (FdA) Sport (Health & Fitness) or go onto study HNDs or degrees in Sport, Leisure, Recreation or Teacher Training at other educational establishments. Students who complete this course may apply for degree courses such as BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science, BSc (Hons) Sport (Health & Fitness) and BA (Hons) Coach & Physical Activity at institutions such as University of Brighton, University College Plymouth St Mark & St John, and University of Bath.


The College library has an extensive lending and reference book stock, in addition to videos and journals. You will be expected to purchase some books and you will be advised of this nearer the start of the course. For practical elements you are required to have the appropriate college kit at a cost of approximately £65.00 plus light-soled indoor footwear and personal protection equipment suitable for watersport.

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