Course overviewSport and Active Leisure YMCA Level 1 Diploma City of Bristol College
This course is for young people aged 16-18. You should be interested in finding out about working in sports, fitness and health, and be committed to learning and developing personally to increase your future employment opportunities and further study options.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LMF1822C01-1||05/09/2022 - 27/06/2023||1 years||Groups (mixed days)||9.26||11:00||SBSA and Construction Centre||Apply|
Who is this course for?
Anyone aged 16-18 with the interest in exercise and health.
What you'll learn
You will learn about the sports and fitness industry, including the different job roles and responsibilities and you will develop personal and practical skills needed to work in this sector. For example, you will learn about training for fitness and playing sport, how exercise affects the body and you will learn about sports coaching and how to assist with sports activity.
You will also develop a personal progression plan and work to strengthen the skills you need, for example improve your organisation, communications and employability skills.
You will undertake volunteering or work experience. You will achieve a Certificate in Sport and Health and a Certificate in Personal and Social Development.
Course entry requirements
Three GCSEs at Grade 2 which must include maths and English or Functional Skills in English and maths at Level 1.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
You will learn from our experienced and supportive teachers through a mix of classroom work, practical activities and visits. You will also undertake volunteering or work experience.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills throughout the year.
This will include, for example, fitness tests, observation of practical activities and course work assignments. Maths and English will be assessed through tests and exams.
Future career and study opportunities
Your next steps will depend on the level of learning and personal development which you reach and the qualifications you have gained. You could progress to a Level 2 course, you could seek an Apprenticeship to train while you work, or you might prefer to go directly into employment. We will support and guide you to achieve your potential and your goals.
As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. For the level 1 Fitness Diploma you will be required to purchase City of Bristol College branded activity wear.
Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.
If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
For guidance on which career path to take, to explore career options related to our courses, find out which careers are in demand, and then get the training you need.