Course type:
Diplomas

Level 2 Diploma Sport

Overview

If you have a strong interest and sport and want to gain a sound knowledge and understanding of the sports and fitness industries, then this course is perfect for you.

The course gives students the chance to focus on a specialist sport, either golf, rugby or football, or for those with a general sporting interest, the chance to take part in in practical sessions covering a wide variety of sports. A work placement during your first and second years will allow you to gain first-hand experience of the industry as well as invaluable networking opportunities and contacts.

Practical sessions form an important aspect of the course, enabling you to develop skills that are needed to work in leisure centres, activity centres, sports retail outlets and gyms. Some of the subjects you will study include anatomy and physiology for sport, nutrition for sports performance, exercise and fitness instruction, planning and leading sports activities and practical sport.

There is also the opportunity to take part in team matches held on a Wednesday, subject to a successful trial.

What you will study 

Some of the subjects you will study include:

  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Physical Education and the care of young people

Career opportunities 

Once you have successfully completed this course, you may be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Sport.

 

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
Duration:
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade D (or 3 where numeric grades are being awarded). 

Why study Sport at Hartpury College?

Hartpury is proud to be the number one sports college in the UK, with millions of pounds invested in recent years to ensure our Sport students can access the best learning, playing and teaching resources.

 

Key information

  • Finance

    There is no charge for tuition if you are coming to Hartpury College to study a full-time course and you are under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year your course starts. For the lowdown on everything finance related you can click below. 

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  • Accommodation

    Living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. With support from 24 hour wardens seven days a week, you can be sure that your time at Hartpury will be a safe and enjoyable experience.

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  • Transport

    If you are not able to live on campus or would prefer to go home every evening, there are different transport options available, from minibuses to coaches to public bus companies. Student transport is based on three zones and charging bands. 

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