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 both theory and practical sessions focused on your specialist sporting area. These will cover a range of topics including examining the science of the human body and the fitness requirements of an athlete. The timetable is designed to enable you to attend training sessions or compete in your sporting area twice a week, alongside other specialist sports students.
The course provides an opportunity to tailor your learning to suit your interests. You will study anatomy and physiology, designing exercise programmes, sports injuries, and planning and leading sports activities. These are all exciting topics that lead to an exciting career in Sport.
Work placement during your 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 can acquire valuable contacts and often secure placement jobs with their placement provider. You will also benefit from industry speakers in lecturers and field trips to strengthen your learning.
On successful completion of this course, you could be eligible to progress onto one of our Level 3 Foundation Diplomas in Specialist Sport (Rugby, Football, or Golf), followed by employment or university-level study.