This one year vocational course combines the theoretical concepts of sport with practical skills, including leadership. It involves course-related work experience and will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

Level: Vocational (level 2)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Sport psychologist, coach, sport journalist and teacher.

Sports science, sports therapy, sports journalism, sports psychology and sports coaching.

Sport (level three) or gym instruction (level two).

The college can help you gain access to sports scholarships in the USA. 

Topics you'll cover

  • Sports performance (training types, lifestyle factors and psychology)
  • Participation in, and analysis of, your performance in sport
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport
  • Planning and leading sports activities.

Assessment and Qualification

  • 100% coursework
  • Exam board: OCR
  • CTEC Extended Certificate (level two)
  • Equivalent to two GCSEs

Course entry requirements

  • A genuine interest in sport and exercise, and a willingness to learn and progress.
  • Four GCSEs at grades 2-3 (including Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above) or a GNVQ Foundation at Merit.

What students say about the course

"We participate in a range of team-related sports activities, especially football. A group of us planned and organised a session for the whole class to participate in. This helped boost my confidence and I gained new skills ranging from communication to leadership. I’ve also expanded my knowledge of sports physiology! We explore nutrition for greater development of muscle, different types of training for better performances and how the body functions in line with different systems like cardiovascular and respiratory. I particularly enjoyed our work experience where we helped to plan a community sporting event."

Lewis Hunt, previously at Redbridge Community School

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.