Sports Industry Skills

BTEC Diploma , Level 2
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What Our Students Say

“The thing I like most about the course is training in the gym and getting to know about the clients and how to professionally work with them more. When you go out there in the real world it shows you how you need to like evolve around each client, how you need to learn from the clients and how you need to adapt for them.”


Course Information


This course is for anyone wanting an exciting and rewarding career in the sports, coaching and active leisure industries. You will develop an understanding of the benefits of regular participation in sport and physical activity, whilst also developing your coaching and leadership skills. The course involves various practical elements. A keen motivation to participate in a variety of sports is essential.


This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers in sport
and active leisure and has been mapped to CIMSPA professional standards for the
sports industry. This means that you will have achieved the entry requirement
for employment as a sports coach for children upon successful completion of this
qualification. It will enable you to develop the skills and behaviours that are
required for this job role and give you the best opportunity to be successful in
applying for work.

The type of job you will be ready for is:

  • Children’s Sports Activity Leader

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for you if you want to start a career in leisure working as a children’s sport activities leader.

Course units/modules

Units that you will cover:

  • Working in the sport and active leisure industry
  • Physical and sports education in school and community settings
  • Sports leadership
  • Working as a sports leader

Benefits and skills

This BTEC Level 2 qualification will prepare you for work or an Apprenticeship by giving you the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments.

The course involves a mixture of theory and practical sessions relating to sport, coaching and active leisure, enabling you to develop a deeper understanding of this fascinating and ever-growing industry.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 including English and maths or equivalent.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

As well as employment options, this qualification gives you a sound basis to progress to a Level 3 qualification such as the BTEC Level 3 National in Sport Coaching and Development or the BTEC Level 3 National in Sport, Fitness and Personal Training for example.

Assessment types

Assessment is through a variety of coursework-based methods including observations, presentations, case studies and assignments. There are no exams.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Course Code: 78927-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

Employment Statistics

  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials

    Average Salary
  • Sports and leisure assistants

    Average Salary

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