BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure | Loughborough College

BTEC Level 1 Diploma in
Sport and Active Leisure

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

It's an introduction to working in the sport and recreation industry and will help you to develop transferable skills, sporting knowledge, and literacy and numeracy before progressing on to a Level 2 course or into employment.

Course Content

Units include:

  • Taking Part in Sport
  • Investigating Rights and Responsibilities
  • Safe Learning in the Workplace/Risks and Hazards
  • Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness/Planning a Fitness Programme
  • How the Body Works
  • Leading a Sports and Active Leisure Activity
  • Working in Sport and Active Leisure
  • Active Leisure Group Project
  • Job Opportunities in Sport and Active Leisure

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.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19TFF6861

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