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Sports Studies

This is a Vocational Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 course for students interested in learning about the sports sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of FE courses in sport. Students will study contemporary issues, developing practical sport, developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities and sports leadership.

These units will give learners an understanding of sport in the wider contexts of coaching and leadership, and the framework of sport in the UK and the organisations involved. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.

 Sport is a high-profile and expanding industry and there is a growing need for qualified professionals and capable volunteers. There is a wide range of job roles to progress into such as Activity Leader, Sports Coach, Fitness Instructor and Leisure Assistant.

It’s also widely recognised that regular participation in sport and physical activity is highly beneficial both to individuals and to society as a whole. With life expectancy on the increase, there will be continuing focus by government in collaboration with other bodies, to promote sport’s benefits and encourage wider take up. Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies offer students the solid foundation required for further study or progression into industry. Students will develop a wide range of highly desirable, transferable skills such as communication, problem solving, team working and performing under pressure.

There are many different careers a qualification in this sector could lead to: Personal Trainer/ Fitness Instructor, Nutritionist, Psychologist, Sports Analyst, Sports Media, Leisure Manager, Sports Coach, Outdoor Activities Instructor and PE teacher.

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