Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually 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 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning 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.
The Vocational Pathway to Sport is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for paid employment within the Sport & Service Industries. Students will be involved in a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting activities.
Students will be involved in a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting activities. The course aims to assist students to develop the essential skills necessary to participate and lead in sports. Students will learn the skills and health and safety awareness to assist organising and leading sporting events and activities.
The course offers the opportunity to undertake work experience placement within sport & leisure industry. Your academic studies will include English, Maths and ICT, which will be developed according to the learner’s assessed levels and abilities.
This one year course will also offer essential study skills and knowledge to students who aspire to further their education on a mainstream sports course. For the future, the Sport Course can also be the first step towards undertaking short coaching awards. Your academic studies will include Maths and English with the aim of raising individual standards towards national Functional Skills qualifications.
Attending the Sport Course will give you the chance to access the local and wider community, develop your social skills, promote healthy eating, create your personal training and fitness plan, boost self-confidence and promote enjoyment.
Initial interview. You will be required to take part in a sporting activity. Demonstrate working as part of a team and support others. Be prepared to undertake given work experience placement within sport & leisure industry.
All students will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain their completed written course work assignments, a mixture of photographs, video, witness statements and personal statements. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an awarding body. Some students complete a portfolio which records their progress and development using RARPA (Recognising and Recording Personal Achievement), these portfolios are internally verified.
Most students will be entered for Functional Skills English and Maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments or if they are not yet ready will do RARPA English and Maths qualifications.
Students could progress onto Supported Internships, Princes Trust, Apprenticeships or mainstream options.
All progression is subject to meeting entry criteria for individual programmes.
All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 10 students. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and independent research, completed by students with appropriate support.