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Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs grade E (grade 2) or above including English. You will also need to provide a good school report/reference. If you do not have any formal qualifications but have appropriate experience you may be accepted on the basis of a successful interview.

Who is the course for

This Foundation Level course is for those interested in a sport or fitness related career, or keen to progress into a coaching environment and develop new skills.

Course Content

Course units include:

  • Taking part in sport
  • Assisting at a sport or active leisure event
  • Working in sport and active leisure
  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • How the body works
  • Planning own fitness programme
  • Assisting a leader of sports or active leisure activities to plan and deliver an activity.

You will also study a Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership and the 1st for Sport Level 1 Award in Principles of Coaching.

You may also have the opportunity to take various Level 1 coaching qualifications (at an additional cost).

Study Methods

Lectures, workshops, group work and practical sessions. The course has a high practical element.

How is the course assessed

Assignments throughout the course include reports, projects, presentations, practical work, oral work and time constrained assignments.

Where next - Further Studies

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport or apprenticeships in a sporting capacity such at fitness instructing or activity leadership

Where next - Job Opportunities

Employment as a leisure centre attendant, assistant sports coach or play worker in an after school club.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated 9 November 2016.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00