Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Adventure

BTEC Level 1 Diploma

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This course incorporates a range of physical activities, so you’ll need to be enthusiastic and willing to join in a variety of fitness, outdoor and sports pursuits, as well as complete classroom work.

Over the year you’ll engage with a range of different exercise challenges in order to improve your fitness. You’ll also develop work-related skills including team-building and work on identifying, researching and discussing a project area of your choice.

The programme enables you to become involved with assisting at a sport or active leisure event. In addition, you’ll study how the body works, how to manage your personal health at work and participate in many different sports.



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Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Adventure, BTEC Level 1 Diploma HSDC-SD-ADPSA

HSDC South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2017-18 (1 year)
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Mainly E grade GCSEs or an entry level qualification.

On this course you will study:

  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • Planning a fitness programme
  • Working in sport and active leisure
  • Working in a team
  • Individual project
  • Assisting at a sport or active leisure event
  • Taking part in sport
  • Job opportunities in sport and active leisure
  • How the body works
  • Managing your own health at work
  • Assisting a leader of sports to plan and deliver an activity

You will also study:

  • Functional skills in English and Mathematics

The course will be taught in the classroom and in practical sessions in the gym, studio, sports hall and outdoors. The majority of lessons which take place in the classroom will allow coursework to be completed.

The course is 100% coursework. In addition you will sit assessments during and at the end of the year in Functional Skills English and Maths.

You will need to bring your own sports kit every day.

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The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.

Jodie Hook

South Downs has been the best two years of my education. All my teachers were great and amazing, and I think they were the most helpful they could have been.

Megan Capaldi-Tallon, A Level student

Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.

Conor Ward, BTEC student


To reapply to South Downs College you will need to achieve in each unit and be supported by a suitable tutor report. You will then have the option to apply for one on the following; BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport, NCFE Level 2 Diploma Working in the Sport, CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Health, Fitness and Exercise Instructing, BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Outdoor Adventure or employment in the fitness and leisure industry.

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