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  • sport

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Awarding/validation body:



Course Overview

This Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport is an ideal qualification for you if you are interested in all types of sport, fitness and exercise.

You will also be expected to work toward achieving GCSE C grades in English and mathematics, as well as having the opportunity to volunteer in an expansive range of wider college or community sporting activities.

Over the three terms you will study three different aspects of sport, preparing you appropriately for advanced study:

Term 1 – Applied Sports Science

  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports performance
  • Practical sports performance
  • The sports performer in action

Term 2 – Sports in Society

  • The mind and sports performance
  • Leading sports activities
  • Promotion and sponsorship in sport
  • Running a sports event

Term 3 – Personal Fitness

  • Lifestyle and well-being
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Injury and the sports performer
  • Profiling sports performance

Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

It’s also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE.

Course Highlights

This Level 2 Sports course is a unique opportunity to achieve a recognised BTEC qualification covering a variety of sport specialism. You can kick-start your sport career in style right here in the heart of Croydon.

Just a few of the other course highlights are:

  • Specialist teachers who have industry experience in the sports and fitness sector.
  • Participation in sports enrichment activities including leading sports initiative within the College and across the community
  • Work experience involving sports coaching

Career Opportunities & Further Study

The sports industry is vastly expanding and the need for experienced and qualified individuals is growing.

Therefore, this course is a brilliant stepping stone for the Advanced Apprenticeship – Sports Development, or our full time Level 3 Sports Diploma preparing students for university or employment in a wide range of sport related careers.


Most of the work that you will complete will be either written or practical, so developing your literacy skills are essential. You will also undertake two external assessments which your teacher(s) will help and prepare you for.

The majority of your practical activity will be out on the field through enrichment activities and specialist assessments.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at grades 3/D as a minimum OR a related Level 1 vocational qualification;


Including a GCSE at grade 3/D (or equivalent) as a minimum in English OR English and Mathematics assessed at Entry 3 or above by College assessment.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.