The Course

This programme is an excellent introduction to the sport and recreation industry, allowing students to gain practical experience and take part in a range of activities and enrichment opportunities.

The qualification prepares students for employment and is suitable for anyone wanting to launch a career in sport. One of the most popular aspects of the course is that students have the chance to participate in sports such as football, rugby, hockey and kayaking.

For applicants wishing to study this course in September 2020, please apply to our Bishop Burton campus. Applications to study at our Riseholme campus are closed.

  • What You Study

    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Practical sports performance
    • Injury in sport
    • Health and lifestyle
    • Work experience and employability skills
    • English and Maths, as required.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a related Level 1 qualification. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

  • Duration

    One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.

  • Progression

    Many students progress on to one of our Level 3 Sport courses.

  • How You're Assessed

    Students are assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations, written reports, role plays, voice recordings, video presentations, practical sessions, observations and posters.

  • Work Experience

    Students undertake a two-week work placement with the Hull City Tigers Trust, completing their NCS (National Citizenship Service) award.

  • What could it lead to?

    Work as a sports coach, personal trainer, sport development worker, youth sport co-ordinator and many more. You could also work in the sport retail sector.

  • Equipment Required

    For your course, you will need:

    • Lever arch folder with dividers to organise your work and assignments
    • Stationery including notepad for use in class, pens and pencils
    • It is advised that you purchase sports kit for both indoor and outdoor activities. We have Errea college branded sports kit available to order if you wish. This is available to purchase on the College website from induction week onwards.
  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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