Certificate in Sport (January) // Level 2

The course for you if ...

You want to gain an understanding of the sports sector to either start a career in sport, leisure or fitness, or progress within employment in the sector.

In addition to gaining essential skills valued by employers, you will develop knowledge across a wide range of sport topics. 

As part of the course, you will choose a pathway rom the following 4 options:

Sport, Exercise and Fitness

  • Participating in sport
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Introduction to health exercise and nutrition 


  • Participating in sport
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Leading an outdoor activity session 

Working in sport

  • Participating in sport
  • Understanding business in sport
  • Preparing to work in the sport and leisure industry 


  • Participating in sport
  • Sports coaching
  • Developing sporting skills and tactical awareness 

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D (3) or above (with at least one at Grade C (4) or above, or a successful pass at Level 1 Sport and 1 GCSE at Grade D (3)  or above. You can progress from a relevant Level 1 qualification. An interview with a course tutor and a reference from a personal tutor are also required.


Assessment is coursework based using a variety of methods including oral exams, practical demonstrations, presentations, reports, role plays and observations.

Progression & Careers

You could progress onto a Level 3 sport qualification if you achieve at least a MERIT on this course.

This qualification can also support you to work in a variety of roles within the sport, leisure and fitness sector including: 

Careers also include: 

  • Exercise instructor
  • Sports coach
  • Sports trainer
  • Health promoter 
Course detail
Start January
Level Level 2
Attendance Full-time
Duration 6 month
Campus Coast Road Campus