Level 2 Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Sport (QCF)
• Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure (QCF) or
• 4 GCSEs at a minimum grade D-G
• An appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy
• A good NVQ Level 1 or Level 2 in an associated discipline
• Related work experience
The Level 2 in Sport has been designed to give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Enrolling on the Level 2 in Sport gives you the opportunity to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 vocationally-specific qualification.
Examples of units you would study include ‘Fitness Testing and Training’; ‘Practical Sport’ and ‘Outdoor and Adventurous Activities’.
There are three pathways that can be chosen dependent on entry qualifications and experiences.
Level 2 Certificate in Sport (QCF)
This is a 15-credit programme that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the Sport sector. It is broadly equivalent to one GCSE.
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport (QCF)
This is a 30-credit programme which extends the specialist work-related focus of the Level 2 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the Sport sector. It is broadly equivalent to two GCSEs. The Level 2 Extended Certificate offers an engaging programme for those learners who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter.
Level 2 Diploma in Sport (QCF)
This is a 60-credit programme which extends the specialist work-related focus of the Level 2 Extended Certificate. This qualification gives you opportunities to prepare for employment in the Sport sector. It is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs.
Start dates for these programmes are flexible, with completion usually achieved within two years.
On successful completion of a Level 2 in Sport qualification, you can progress to a Level 3 in Sport or vocationally related qualification in a relevant subject as a stepping stone to employment.