NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Sport.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. This course provides a holistic introduction to the skills needed to work in the Sport, Fitness and Outdoor sectors. Learners will gain the foundation skills they require in the classroom, IT suite, gym, sports studio and in outdoor environments. This course includes theory, practicals, IT, English and Maths. The Level 1 Sports Course will enable learners to build confidence and help them to prepare for their NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport. There will be opportunity to gain 1-1 support from the progression coach and additional support may be provided if required.

What's Involved

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding of the sport, fitness and outdoor sectors.

Learners will complete units such as:

· The Effect of Exercise on the Body’s Systems.

· Health and Nutrition.

· Personal Fitness and Training.

· Leading Others.

· Understanding the Sports and Leisure Sector.

This foundation equips learners with knowledge, skills and behaviours to be able to assist with the planning, preparation and delivery of safe and effective sport and physical activity sessions. Learners will also develop their employability skills, which is critical to aiding their chances of gaining and sustaining employment in the short, medium and long term.

Course Assessment Method

To complete the course there are various methods of assessment including:

- A Digital Portfolio

- Written Worksheets

- Posters

- Reports

- Practical Demonstrations

What's Next

The level 1 NCFE Certificate in Sport provides an excellent foundation of knowledge, skills and behaviours for working in the Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Sectors. Learners will complete units such as:

· The Effect of Exercise on the Body’s Systems.

· Health and Nutrition.

· Personal Fitness and Training.

· Leading Others.

· Understanding the Sports and Leisure Sector.

Achievers of the NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Sport will be well equipped to successfully progress to the NCFE level 2 Diploma in Sport.

Further progression options, once the Level 2 Sport Course has been achieved, are Level 3 courses in:

· Outdoor Activity Leadership.

· Sports Science.

· Sports Coaching.

· Personal Training.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.

Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Certificate in Sport
Level: Level 1
Awarding Body: NCFE
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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