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Sport, Public Services and Travel Vocational Studies (Level 1)

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Sport, Public Services and Travel Vocational Studies Introductory (Level 1)

This study programme is a fantastic opportunity to learn the basics of the Sport, Public Services and Travel & Tourism industries combined with developing transferable skills such as working with others, being organised and research skills. Successful completion of year one allows for you to pick the vocational route (in either Sport, Public Services or Travel & Tourism) you are most interested in for year two of your study programme.

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Course information

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Entry requirements

3 GCSEs grades 9-1 and a keen interest in the subject OR equivalent qualification at Level E3. Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

What qualification will I gain?

  • Vocational Studies BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma
  • English & maths qualifications if required

How will I be assessed?

The majority of your work will be assessed mainly through coursework and assignments. Functional Skills and GCSE Maths and English will also be assessed through formal exams.

Course content

What will I study?

You will learn the basics of the Sport, Public Services and Travel & Tourism industries.

Subject units:

  • Getting People Active
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Personal Progression Plan
  • Employment Skills
  • Working with Others
  • Navigating a Route
  • Being Organised
  • Researching a Topic
  • Practical Workshop
  • Contributing to the Community
  • Delivering Customer Service
  • Keeping People Active & Healthy

English and maths:

If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.

Work experience:

You will also carry out 20 hours of work experience.

Skills gained:

  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications

Next steps

Course Progression:

After completing the two years of the study programme you could progress onto a Level 2 study programme in Sport, Public Services or Travel.

Additional information

You will complete at least 20 hours work experience where you will gain valuable experience to put on your CV.

You will also be given opportunities to learn outside of the classroom to help with team building, working with others and communication.

Course costs:

This course has a £50 trip fee.

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
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.

Find out more

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):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • 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.