Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 grade Ds at GCSE including English Language (grade 3+) or a successful pass on a relevant course at Level 1 combined with a satisfactory academic reference.


One year.

What will I study?

This course offers a practical and theoretical study that prepares students for progression onto the advanced level courses in Sport Coaching and Development or Sport and Exercise Sciences. The course is structured into two half years (two semesters) and you are expected to complete four units in each semester. Students will be expected to take part in a variety of physical and sporting activities during their course, which also forms part of their assessments.

Unit titles:

Training for Personal Fitness
Leading Sports Activities
Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance (External Assessment)
The Sport and Active Leisure Industry
Fitness for Sport and Exercise (External Assessment)
Practical Sports Performance
Sports Performer in Action
Lifestyle and Well-being

Students will also receive tutorial sessions with a nominated tutor to support their progress and plan their learning to succeed, and allocated time in support workshops to complete their coursework.

All students are required to work towards completion of a Level 2 English or Maths qualification (as required) alongside this course.


This qualification may require you to work with children or vulnerable adults and you may need to obtain DBS clearance. The cost for this will need to be paid by you. You may choose to purchase optional York College sports wear.

How will I be assessed?

There is continuous assessment for the majority of the units, involving assignment and project work completed both individually and as part of small groups. There are two externally assessed exams for two units that will form part of the overall grade for the course. Coursework assessments include written papers, presentations, practical performances and video work.

What could it lead to?

Students may progress onto an advanced level qualification in Sport/Sport and Exercise Science or take up employment in the sport and leisure industry.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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