16-18: Vocational

Sport and Active Leisure (Level 1 Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

Whilst you do not need any formal qualifications for this programme, an interest in health, wellbeing and sport is strongly advised.


This course is designed to provide students with a pathway to a future career in the sport industry. You will gain a level 1 qualification which will provide you with the stepping stone with which to advance into your specific field on interest within the sports industry. Most learners who complete this programme decide to progress onto one of our specialised level 2 programmes.

You will study ten units over the course of the programme. These include practical based units such as working in a team and taking part in sport and exercise, as well as theory based units such as how the body works.

Sports Pathways

Add on one of our exciting Sports Pathways to your sports course! This gives you the chance to study your chosen course whilst training and competing in your specialist sport.

Here are our Sports Pathways:

Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Centre (offered at all campuses)
London Lions Basketball Academy (offered at all campuses)
‘110% Beyond your Limits’ Athletics Academy (offered at all campuses)
Legends Boxing Gym Academy (offered at all campuses)
Theydon Bois Golf Academy (offered at Epping Forest and Redbridge campuses)
New City Fitness Personal Training Academy (offered at Hackney campus)
New City Coaching Academy (offered at all campuses)

Click here to find out more about our Sports Pathways.

How do I add on a pathway to my sports course?
When filling out your application for this course, you will be asked if you want to add on a pathway. Simply select your chosen pathway from the dropdown list. It’s that easy!

Select your campus option to apply

What Can This Course Lead To

Level 2 Sport; Level 2 Activity Leadership; Level 2 Fitness Instructing.

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Facilities for Students

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Financial Support

There are several ways we can help you cover the cost of your studies.

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