Introduction to Sport BTEC Certificate Level 1

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Transform your passion and enthusiasm for sport into a career, our Introduction to Sport programme will give you an understanding of different areas of sport from coaching to event planning. You’ll learn how to organise events, coach sports effectively, and create and follow exercise plans. This course combines practical and theoretical units.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Organise your very own sports event from start to finish.
  • Gain a basic understanding of sports coaching.
  • Develop a personal progression plan.
  • Train to increase fitness levels.
  • Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications are required, however, you will be required to take qualifications in personal and social development, employability skills, and a vocational qualification in English and maths. A personalised learning programme will be discussed at interview.

    Career Progression

    A level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    Take advantage of our exciting industry links with Firehouse Fitness, i2i Football Academy and Leeds Rhinos Foundation, to enjoy professional facilities and expert coaching.

    Labour Market

    By 2024, the sports coaching, sports instructing, and sports officials sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 3.1%. (EMSI, 2019)

    Student Testimonial

    “I originally trialled for the Under 19s Academy at Leeds Rhinos and got into the squad. I trained there for a few months and the women’s team invited us for a few training sessions. From those training sessions, I was soon promoted to the women’s squad... “My ambition is to continue representing my country at future games. Leeds City College is helping me achieve my goals which I am grateful for.” - Caitlin Beevers, Sport and Exercise Sciences student.
    School of Sport Science & Exercise
    Leeds City College
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