Course type:

Level 2 Extended Certificate Sport

If you have a strong interest in sport and you’re keen to progress your career in PE, coaching and fitness, this is the ideal course for you. This one-year qualification will support the transition from GCSE-level study to a level 3 qualification, and then into employment or university.

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.

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.

You’ll undertake both theory and practical sessions and cover a wide variety of sports and leisure industry topics. The course provides an opportunity to tailor your learning to suit your interests.

What you will study

• Examining the science of the human body and the fitness requirements of an athlete
• Anatomy and physiology
• Designing exercise programmes
• Sports injuries
• Planning and leading sports activities

These are all exciting topics that lead to an exciting career in Sport.

Industry experience

Work placement during your course will enable you to:

• Gain first-hand experience of the industry
• Explore a career that is of interest to you
• Acquire valuable contacts, which can lead to securing placement jobs with your placement provider

You will also benefit from industry speakers in lecturers and field trips to strengthen your learning.

Career and education opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you could be eligible to progress onto one of our Level 3 Foundation Diplomas in Specialist Sport, followed by employment or university-level study.

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.

Hartpury student kicking a football

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

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