Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure


Course Description

If you’ve ever dreamed of a career in sports and active leisure sector working with anyone from a weekend warrior to international athlete’s, then our level 1 and 2 programmes of study are the foundation stones of your career.

Our level 1 programme is a diploma in sport and active leisure and covers topics such as the human body, assisting delivery of sport and exercise sessions and fitness testing.

The level 2 programme is a level 2 fitness instructing qualification with several pathways available, gym, working with children etc. A natural progression for students the content will develop skills in planning sessions, exercise selection and instructing exercise.

Our courses are focused on ‘real word’ learning and take place at Lisburn Racquets Club one of Northern Irelands best sports venues, the content include lots of practical experience in a vast range of sport and exercise in this multisport venue. The facilities include NBC hall, gymnasium, squash, tennis, 5-a-side, basketball, netball, table tennis and sports therapy areas. Join us and prepare for a hugely rewarding and sought-after career.

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure

Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness

How the Body Works

Planning Own Fitness

Assisting a Leader of Sports or Active Leisure Activities Plan and Deliver an Activity

Working in Sport and Active Leisure

Job Opportunities in sport and Active Leisure

Physical Activity for Children

Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work         

Managing your Health at Work                  

Safe Learning in the Workplace     

Taking Part in Sport

Working in a Team




12 - 24 months depending on course and individual circumstances

Contact a member of our Student Support Team (link) for further information


Level 1 is course work based that includes:

Worksheet/Assignments/Practical Observations

Level 2 is again based on course work and includes a multiple choice theory test/s.


Anatomy & Physiology Theory Paper

Principles of Exercise, Fitness & Health Theory Paper

Practical Assessment (plan, teach, evaluate)

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