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Bradford College


Study Level
Level 1
Course Type
School Leavers
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


This hands-on qualification is designed to help learners understand the skills and knowledge needed to work in the sector. Learning will be encouraged through participation in a wide range of sport and active leisure activities. The course will also focus on improving the learner’s physical fitness, understanding how to plan and deliver sports and training sessions and visiting sporting establishments around the UK to speak with professionals in related jobs.

  Key Info

This Level 1 Award in sports qualification is designed for learners who may be ready to progress quickly to further study. The Certificate offers a basic introduction to the sports and leisure sector and provides learners with the opportunity to develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills related to the study of sport and leisure in order for them to progress to further learning.

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of practical workshops and presentations alongside independent student research. You will develop skills using up to date sports research and practice. Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

The course is based on a programme of study which consists of:

  • The Vocational Qualification itself
  • A City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award
  • English and Maths
  • A Tutorial Programme
  • Work Experience

Learners will study three core Employability units and two sector specific units over the duration of the course.

Modules Covered:

  • City & Guild Employability Award: Career planning and making applications, Keeping Safe, Stress Management, Team working.
  • Level 1 Sport & Active Leisure: Training for Fitness, developing a progression plan, contributing to running a sporting event and keeping active and healthy.

Entry to this course requires GCSE English and GCSE Maths at a grade 2.

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.

30 hours of relevant experience of work are included in the course. Our students work in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) programme which helps to develop key employment skills and behaviours needed for progression to work.

Successful completion of the BTEC Level 1 Sport and Active Leisure can help you embark on a career in a Sport related area. The subject can be the beginning of the journey to your career in Sport, such as becoming a personal trainer, PE teacher and other sport-related careers.

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and studying on a full-time or part-time Further Education course, you will not pay tuition or examination fees.

This covers all Further Education courses, functional skills for English and Maths courses.

You will need to pay for course costs such as books, stationery, special equipment, exams, registration fee, travel, meals and any other course-related activities.

Help towards these costs is available for many students.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

This course is delivered in partnership with
Action For Sport
Bradford Bulls
National Citizen Service