Sport – Sport and Public Services Level 1 Award
Course code: 72177-01
This course is for students who want something a bit different to school and have an interest in working in the Emergency Services, the Armed Forces, other Public Sector work such as Prison Services or Probation and Youth and Community work, or those who wish to work in the Sports industry.
|Cost||16-18 No Fee, 19+ £1,250 (Fees may be subject to change)|
|When September 2020||Duration1 year|
This course offers opportunities for work experience in Finland and Slovenia and there are regular trips and visits on outdoor and adventurous activities as well as visits to the national cycling centre. You will demonstrate high levels of self-discipline in terms of attendance, punctuality and behaviour, and your course will focus on promoting positive attitudes through fun, challenging teamwork and fitness activities.
Units and activities you can cover include:
- Teamwork and Leadership
- Participating in Sporting activities
- Interpersonal communications
- Abseiling and rock climbing
- Confidence building
This course allows you to explore and develop your leadership skills by participating in a number of exciting activities. you will gain confidence and self-reliance and you will have the opportunity to take part in personal and team challenges which may see you planning and delivering an activity or climbing a rock face.
All students will be required to develop skills in Personal and Social Development, Employability, a vocational qualification and Maths, English and ICT. You will also develop your self-reliance and resilience that will help to prepare you for any modern working environment giving you the self-confidence to succeed in your career goals.
There are no exams; you will be assessed through coursework.
Assessment methods include online quizzes, discussion forums and blogs, case studies and observations of practical exercises. You can design a website, make a film and write reports as a part of the on-going assessment. Each unit has its own assessment targets and we use Google Classroom to help with access to teaching resources and the handing in of assignments.
Many of the lessons take place in classrooms, but you will be expected to visit places of interest outside of college to enhance what you learn in the classroom. You will also be expected to work independently taking advantage of the virtual learning environment to help you with this.
Students wishing to enrol to a Foundation Learning programme will come with varying levels of previous qualifications: including GCSE’s; units from qualifications already taken; or have few or no qualifications.
If you are under 19 and you do not already have English and Maths GCSE grades A-C or equivalent, you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.
After successful completion of the course, students may seek employment or an apprenticeship in either the sporting industry or the public sector, or apply for a Level 2 course in Sport or Public Services.