Course type:

Level 2 Extended Certificate General Sport

Develop your knowledge and skills in key industry sports areas including PE, coaching and fitness. This one-year qualification will support the transition from GCSE-level study to a level 3 qualification, and then into employment or university.

If you have a strong interest in sport and you’re keen to progress your career in this area, this is the ideal course for you. You’ll study on a specialist sports campus with world-class facilities and expertise. Hartpury’s global reputation for sport attracts talented athletes, coaches and industry professionals, making the campus a semi-professional learning environment.

You’ll undertake practical sessions, covering a wide variety of sports and business-focused topics. These sessions will equip you with the professional skills you need to work in gyms, leisure and activity centres, as well as sports retail outlets.

Alongside this, you’ll develop your knowledge of competitive sports, exploring different disciplines and of the requirements of different athletes. You’ll examine the science of the human body, looking at the fitness levels required for different types of sport and exercise.

The course provides an opportunity to tailor your learning to suit your interests. There are options to study sports nutrition, exercise and fitness instruction, planning and leading sports activities and practical sport. These are all exciting topics that lead to exciting career opportunities.

Industry experience

A work placement during the course will enable you to gain first-hand experience of the industry as well as explore a career that is of interest to you. Students gain valuable contacts and often secure permanent jobs with their placement providers. You’ll also benefit from industry speakers in lectures and field trips to sporting venues and events across the UK to strengthen your learning.

Career opportunities 

On successful completion of this course, you could be eligible to progress onto one of our level 3 diplomas in general sport (Fitness or PE and Coaching), followed by employment or university-level study.

Want to play sport alongside your studies?

If you have the talent and drive to train as an athlete in a specialist sporting area alongside your studies, you can submit an application to our Sports Academy.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at grade 3 or above

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.

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