Sports & Fitness
Fee Information

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.

About this course

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate is built on two core units that form the fundamental knowledge and understanding of sports. It includes an additional mandatory unit as well as a choice from nine optional specialist units, providing an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the sports sector. It includes units such as Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance, Lifestyle and Well-being and Profiling Sports Performance.

Entry Requirements

You do not require qualifications but must be assessed to establish that you can complete study at the required level.

Assessment Method

You will complete coursework, internal as well as external. You will also complete an online examination.

Progression Opportunities

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate and Extended Certificate in Sport provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for level 2 learners to progress to:

  • other level 2 vocational qualifications
  • level 3 vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 in Sport (QCF) or Pearson BTEC Level 3 in Sport and Exercise Science (dependent on your grade and your English and maths qualifications)
  • employment within the sports and active leisure industry such as junior roles working in the health and fitness industry. Learners who achieve the qualification at Level 1 may progress to related level 2 vocational or academic qualifications, such as BTECs or GCSEs.
Study Methods

The majority of the course takes place at Chelsea Football stadium. You will complete assessments and voluntary work. If you are studying English and maths this will be at our Hammersmith and Fulham College.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.