BTEC Level 1 Diploma inSport and Active Leisure

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This BTEC Level 1 Diploma is designed for anyone wishing to study sport, exercise or fitness but who has not yet achieved any formal qualifications.

This course will help you to develop transferable skills, sporting knowledge, literacy and numeracy, before progressing on to a Level 2 course or into employment.

Course Content

Units include:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic
  • How Exercise Affects the Body
  • Training for Fitness
  • Playing Sport
  • Coaching Skills in Sport
  • Assisting in a Sports Activity
  • Contribute to Running an Event
  • Opportunity to resit GCSE Maths and/or English
  • Work placement

You will also have opportunities to gain further qualifications, which complement your course. Assessment combines observed practical assessments, written reports, case studies, and worksheets.


There are a range of trips and team-building activities included throughout this course and you will also have the opportunity to trial for College Academy Sport teams.

Entry Requirements

No GCSEs are required but you will need to attend lessons to develop your English and Maths skills.

Progression Opportunities

The course can lead onto a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport or employment within the industry.

After the Level 2 Diploma in Sport, students can progress onto a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport which is the equivalent to one A Level.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year

College Course Code:

  • 20/21TFF6861
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Awarding Body:

Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

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