Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
We aim to work closely with schools by providing accredited programmes for students IN school. The students follow policies and uniform protocols in their capacity as members of their respective school communities. Our model of programme delivery includes work placement where the students will have practical hands on experience for portfolio work under the guidance of a suitably qualified and experienced mentor. This complements the curricula offered IN school.

This course which requires 720 guided learning hours is suitable for:

• Learners studying in preparation for employment in Sports.
• Learners wishing to gain a level 3 qualification to support further study in Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) in Sports.
• Learners wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in FE or HE in any other sector or subject area.

This course has 120 credits attached to it and carries a maximum of 280 UCAS points for candidates who achieve the two distinction starred (D*D*) outcomes.

This qualification is not just about being able to play sport or deal with elite athletes; emerging research has shown that employers need people who are able to work with the general public and the physically inactive. This qualification will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into employment in the sport, leisure or fitness industry either through an apprenticeship or directly into work.
Job roles that learners could go on to include Personal Trainer, Assistant Sports Coach, Recreational Assistant, Activity Leader or Duty Leisure Manager.

Learners will take between 11 – 13 units, made up of mandatory and optional units.

The following units are mandatory:

• Body systems and the effects of physical activity
• Sports coaching and leadership
• Sports organisation and development
• Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure
Learners will gain an understanding of sport in the wider contexts of coaching, anatomy and physiology, the structure of sport systems and the organisations involved, the effects of physical activity on the body and safe practice in sport and leisure. Learners will also develop skills such as coaching skills for sport and the ability to conduct risk assessments as well as transferable skills such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.

Learners will choose to study at least one of three specialised pathways depending on the career they wish to pursue.

Coaching, Leadership and Physical Education
Units include Performance analysis in sport and exercise, Sports injuries and rehabilitation and Organisation of sports events.

Personal Training
Units include Group exercise to music, Physical activity for specific groups and Improving fitness for sport and physical activity.

Sports Management, Development and Leisure
Units include Preparing to work in sport, exercise, health and leisure, Working in active leisure, Working with swimming pools and Organisation of sports events.

For further information on this course please contact us at the following email address and we will be delighted to assist you.