Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2015 to July 2016) and are subject to change next year.
All our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 24 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out a 24+ loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
This is an introductory qualification into the field of sport and leisure. It will provide you with a broad foundation of sporting knowledge and will develop transferable skills, including skills in literacy and numeracy which will be needed to progress onto higher level programmes of study or into employment in the leisure industry.
You will study ten units over the course of a year which will include:
- How the Body Works
- Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness
- Planning Own Fitness Programmes
- Assisting a Leader
- Taking Part in Sport
- Job Opportunities in Sport & Active Leisure
This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.
Maths and English is a fundamental element of this study programme and skills in these areas will be embedded into your vocational learning. If you do not have a grade C in Maths and/or English you will attend a discrete GCSE or Functional Skills class as part of your weekly timetable.
No formal qualifications are required, however, you will need a positive attitude, commitment and self-motivation. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level that is equivalent to GCSE grades D-F. Entry level courses are also available for those who want to progress to a level 1 qualification but do not yet meet these requirements.
2 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grade E or above (preferably including English). All applicants will be asked to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment and must achieve a minimum E3 in literacy.
All applicants must successfully pass an interview and show a positive attitude, commitment and self-motivation.
You will be assessed throughout the year via a range of methods including practicals, worksheets, presentations, group projects and written assignments.
On completion of this programme you will have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 programme in Sport, Activity Leadership or Public Services.
Full time course lasting one year.
You will learn in dedicated classrooms, Exercise Studio, Sports Hall and Energize Gym.