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Sport Introductory Diploma (Level 1)

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Sport Introductory Diploma (Level 1)

The Level 1 Diploma in Sport is designed around practical skills and tasks that place an emphasis on students demonstrating what they can do rather than what they know in theory. The qualification gives the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in the sports sector.

There are a wide range of activities on offer as part of the course including trips and guest speakers. You will be able to take part in sporting activities as part of your study and attend external tournaments.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Essential: 3 GCSE’s 9-1 and a keen interest in the subject.

Desirable: Additional GCSEs.

What qualification will I gain?

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed internally with no exams. Assessment is a mixture of practical and written work.

All GCSE re-takes alongside will be assessed through formal exams.

Course content

What will I study?

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic
  • Playing sport
  • Getting people active
  • How Exercise effects the body
  • Coaching skills in sport
  • Training for fitness
  • Keeping active & healthy

What skills will I gain?

As part of the programme, you will gain skills in a variety of areas including coaching, communication and organisation as well as the specific sports skills that will come as part of the curriculum.

Next steps

Course progression:

On successful completion of the study programme, you will be able to progress onto a Level 2 Sports Diploma.

Career progression:

Please also indicate average salary expectations) Sports students are commonly employed as Sports coaches and fitness instructors as well as leisure assistants and eventually leisure managers. Average salary for these roles is £15k-35K

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses might still be free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. Whether you need to pay a fee and how much will be dependent on the programme you choose to study. For more information call 0345 658 8990.

If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

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  • Greater Manchester
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  • West of England
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  • West Yorkshire
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.