BTEC Level 1
Introductory Diploma in Sport.

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Course overview

The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport has been designed to be studied over 1-year, providing learners with the opportunity to develop a range of skills within the sport sector, and supporting progression onto further study.

Focusing on the development of transferable and sector-related skills, attributes and behaviours required for you to progress to further study and ultimately, to employment, the BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport has been designed to theoretical learning with practical and technical skills.

AWARDING BODY

Pearson

START DATE:

September 2021

DURATION:

1-year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

No GCSEs are required but learners will need to demonstrate appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards their ongoing English and maths development

AGE:

For 16-18-year olds

Learners aged 19+ may be eligible for funding if they have an EHCP

COST:

The cost of this tuition is fully funded for 16-18-year old’s.

Sports kit may be required, dependent on education centre.

YOUR PROGRAMME
YOUR EDUCATION
WORK EXPERIENCE
SPORTING EXCELLENCE
PROGRESSION ROUTES

Your BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport will take place over one year and is delivered through a series of innovative projects and designed to develop your independent learning as the year progresses.

The development of transferable and sector skills is the main focus. Learners will have the opportunity to develop key transferable skills through both core and sector units.

This will help learners to appreciate how the transferable skills they develop in their core units can be contextualised in the sector they are studying. On completion of their course, learners will have developed a set of transferable and sector skills that will benefit them whatever their chosen progression route.

The transferable skills include:

  • Communication
  • Working with others
  • Problem solving
  • Managing information
  • Self management and development

 

 

 

YOUR EDUCATION

Your BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport will combine a mix of theoretical and practical learning.

During your education programme, you will benefit from:

  • High quality and passionate tutors who are specialists in sport
  • Quality assurance and performance coaches to oversee your tutor and lessons
  • An innovative learning experience using our virtual learning hub, plus access to free Microsoft software
  • Wellbeing programme and mental health support
  • A safe learning environment with the highest level of safeguarding

 

INFORMATION, ADVICE & GUIDANCE

SCL are nationally accredited for information, advice and guidance and we are trained in these areas to help you with your development.

Our Careers Leader oversees our careers information, advice & guidance strategy. Each learner will receive impartial and relevant guidance to support a successful transition onto their next step of their professional journey, wherever that may be.

Our Careers Leader is dedicated to supporting you to understand your career options and how to get there. This is underpinned by a programme of work experience and continual development of work-ready and life skills.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Our passionate team of Progress Coaches will deliver SCL’s Personal Development Programme, which will consist of a blend of group workshops and individual development meetings, aimed to add significant value to the progress and development of each learner.

The programme will include key themes such as morals and values, mental health awareness, healthy relationships, digital skills, and careers, and will form part of your timetable, with a scheduled 1.5 hours per week.

Your Personal Development Programme will allow you to stand out from the crowd. You will develop the behaviours, attitudes and values, inspired by sport, which are transferrable into the professional world, supporting you to receive the best possible opportunities for your future.

In addition, the Progress Coach team will support learners through an online ‘Essentials’ programme, aiming to grow their social awareness and develop them for success.

 

ENGLISH & MATHS

If you are yet to pass a qualification in English and/or maths prior to starting your programme with SCL, you will be required to study one or both alongside your qualification in sport.

We know that English and maths can be challenging and have invested in our services to help you overcome that challenge. Upon course completion, the skills you acquire will be evidenced by either a Functional Skills or a GCSE qualification.

Learn more

WORK EXPERIENCE

We understand the importance of real work experience in the world of sport which is why, as part of your education programme, you will take part in a minimum of 24 hours’ of work experience.

During your programme, you will receive opportunities to experience a range of careers within sport which link directly to your qualification.

In addition to this, should you wish to pursue a career within the wider sports world, we can provide you with exposure through work experience placements to a range of careers within the industry.

 

CAREERS SUPPORTED BY YOUR QUALIFICATION:

We will provide work experience opportunities as part of your Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport study programme, so that you can develop your the knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress. This also provides an excellent opportunity to experience careers that your qualification provides a stepping stone towards.

These example careers include:

  • Foundation Coach
  • Club Coach
  • Conditioning Coach
  • Wellness Coach
  • Healthy Promotion Specialist
  • Fitness and Performance Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Events Manager
  • Community Development Worker
  • Training Officer
  • PE Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Sports Marketing Executive
  • Sports Nutritionist

 

WIDER SPORTS CAREERS:

We also provide opportunities to experience careers within the wider sports sector, where your qualification might not directly provide entry. However, work experience within these areas could provide sound information, advice and guidance that will allow you to make an informed decision regarding your next step.

These careers include:

  • Play worker
  • Commentator
  • Sports Journalist
  • Sports Photographer
  • Sports Physiotherapist
  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Sports Performance Analyst
  • Performance Sports Scientist

 

Participating in sports related work experience allows you to enhance your personal development and knowledge of the sports industry.

You will gain insight into what it will be like to work in the sports industry, whilst developing your communication, IT, time management and team working skills.

By showcasing your skills, knowledge and personality through work experience and direct engagement with employers, you will increase your opportunities to secure meaningful employment upon completion of your course.

Further careers information, advice and guidance and support securing an appropriate work experience placement will be provided through our Careers Leader, our team of Progress Coaches and your Tutor.

Careers in Sport

Alongside your BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport, you will complete a minimum of 4 hours’ practical development each week, with the opportunity to take part in weekly competitive match fixtures.

Throughout your programme, you will complete a Player Performance Profile, which will include fitness testing, evaluation of your playing attributes, a SWOT analysis, and game time and injury reviews.

We don’t just measure your progress based on your academic grades on your programme. This is about developing you as a player and as a person.

We will also measure your progress for Sporting Excellence and soft skills, such as communication, presentation, timekeeping and your ability to meet deadlines.

COMPETITIVE MATCH OPPORTUNITIES

During your programme, you will have opportunities to play in competitive matches and league systems to support your sporting development and put your training into practice. Competitive fixtures are scheduled to fit in with your sporting and education development programmes.

Selected SCL football centres* play in the Youth Development League, an FA sanctioned youth league that brings together ambitious footballing talent from across the country.

*Subject to venue

FUTHER EDUCATION

The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport has been designed to provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of transferrable skills, whilst supporting progression onto further study, and ultimately, employment.

Successful completion of your programme will provide you with the option to apply for a Level 2 Diploma in Sport. As part of your weekly tutorials, you will receive support and guidance with opportunities for progression to further study.

If you decide to combine further study with employment, you might be eligible for an apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.


EMPLOYMENT

Throughout your programme, you will receive information, support and guidance on a variety of aspects to support you in securing employment. This will form the basis of your tutorial sessions, in addition to the academic monitoring and target setting.


SPORT

Studying with SCL provides you with an opportunity to play sport whilst completing your education programme. This could provide you with opportunities to play professional or non-professional sport upon completion of your programme.

 

The world of sport is ever growing and the possibilities for a career in the industry are endless.

We believe that by using the power of sport, you can achieve anything. We give you every opportunity to reach your potential, you have the power to open the door to your future.

See where your future in sport could take you.

CAREERS IN SPORT
YOUR PROGRAMME

Your BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport will take place over one year and is delivered through a series of innovative projects and designed to develop your independent learning as the year progresses.

The development of transferable and sector skills is the main focus. Learners will have the opportunity to develop key transferable skills through both core and sector units.

This will help learners to appreciate how the transferable skills they develop in their core units can be contextualised in the sector they are studying. On completion of their course, learners will have developed a set of transferable and sector skills that will benefit them whatever their chosen progression route.

The transferable skills include:

  • Communication
  • Working with others
  • Problem solving
  • Managing information
  • Self management and development

 

 

 

YOUR EDUCATION

YOUR EDUCATION

Your BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport will combine a mix of theoretical and practical learning.

During your education programme, you will benefit from:

  • High quality and passionate tutors who are specialists in sport
  • Quality assurance and performance coaches to oversee your tutor and lessons
  • An innovative learning experience using our virtual learning hub, plus access to free Microsoft software
  • Wellbeing programme and mental health support
  • A safe learning environment with the highest level of safeguarding

 

INFORMATION, ADVICE & GUIDANCE

SCL are nationally accredited for information, advice and guidance and we are trained in these areas to help you with your development.

Our Careers Leader oversees our careers information, advice & guidance strategy. Each learner will receive impartial and relevant guidance to support a successful transition onto their next step of their professional journey, wherever that may be.

Our Careers Leader is dedicated to supporting you to understand your career options and how to get there. This is underpinned by a programme of work experience and continual development of work-ready and life skills.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Our passionate team of Progress Coaches will deliver SCL’s Personal Development Programme, which will consist of a blend of group workshops and individual development meetings, aimed to add significant value to the progress and development of each learner.

The programme will include key themes such as morals and values, mental health awareness, healthy relationships, digital skills, and careers, and will form part of your timetable, with a scheduled 1.5 hours per week.

Your Personal Development Programme will allow you to stand out from the crowd. You will develop the behaviours, attitudes and values, inspired by sport, which are transferrable into the professional world, supporting you to receive the best possible opportunities for your future.

In addition, the Progress Coach team will support learners through an online ‘Essentials’ programme, aiming to grow their social awareness and develop them for success.

 

ENGLISH & MATHS

If you are yet to pass a qualification in English and/or maths prior to starting your programme with SCL, you will be required to study one or both alongside your qualification in sport.

We know that English and maths can be challenging and have invested in our services to help you overcome that challenge. Upon course completion, the skills you acquire will be evidenced by either a Functional Skills or a GCSE qualification.

Learn more
WORK EXPERIENCE

WORK EXPERIENCE

We understand the importance of real work experience in the world of sport which is why, as part of your education programme, you will take part in a minimum of 24 hours’ of work experience.

During your programme, you will receive opportunities to experience a range of careers within sport which link directly to your qualification.

In addition to this, should you wish to pursue a career within the wider sports world, we can provide you with exposure through work experience placements to a range of careers within the industry.

 

CAREERS SUPPORTED BY YOUR QUALIFICATION:

We will provide work experience opportunities as part of your Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport study programme, so that you can develop your the knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress. This also provides an excellent opportunity to experience careers that your qualification provides a stepping stone towards.

These example careers include:

  • Foundation Coach
  • Club Coach
  • Conditioning Coach
  • Wellness Coach
  • Healthy Promotion Specialist
  • Fitness and Performance Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Events Manager
  • Community Development Worker
  • Training Officer
  • PE Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Sports Marketing Executive
  • Sports Nutritionist

 

WIDER SPORTS CAREERS:

We also provide opportunities to experience careers within the wider sports sector, where your qualification might not directly provide entry. However, work experience within these areas could provide sound information, advice and guidance that will allow you to make an informed decision regarding your next step.

These careers include:

  • Play worker
  • Commentator
  • Sports Journalist
  • Sports Photographer
  • Sports Physiotherapist
  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Sports Performance Analyst
  • Performance Sports Scientist

 

Participating in sports related work experience allows you to enhance your personal development and knowledge of the sports industry.

You will gain insight into what it will be like to work in the sports industry, whilst developing your communication, IT, time management and team working skills.

By showcasing your skills, knowledge and personality through work experience and direct engagement with employers, you will increase your opportunities to secure meaningful employment upon completion of your course.

Further careers information, advice and guidance and support securing an appropriate work experience placement will be provided through our Careers Leader, our team of Progress Coaches and your Tutor.

Careers in Sport
SPORTING EXCELLENCE

Alongside your BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport, you will complete a minimum of 4 hours’ practical development each week, with the opportunity to take part in weekly competitive match fixtures.

Throughout your programme, you will complete a Player Performance Profile, which will include fitness testing, evaluation of your playing attributes, a SWOT analysis, and game time and injury reviews.

We don’t just measure your progress based on your academic grades on your programme. This is about developing you as a player and as a person.

We will also measure your progress for Sporting Excellence and soft skills, such as communication, presentation, timekeeping and your ability to meet deadlines.

COMPETITIVE MATCH OPPORTUNITIES

During your programme, you will have opportunities to play in competitive matches and league systems to support your sporting development and put your training into practice. Competitive fixtures are scheduled to fit in with your sporting and education development programmes.

Selected SCL football centres* play in the Youth Development League, an FA sanctioned youth league that brings together ambitious footballing talent from across the country.

*Subject to venue

PROGRESSION ROUTES

FUTHER EDUCATION

The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport has been designed to provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of transferrable skills, whilst supporting progression onto further study, and ultimately, employment.

Successful completion of your programme will provide you with the option to apply for a Level 2 Diploma in Sport. As part of your weekly tutorials, you will receive support and guidance with opportunities for progression to further study.

If you decide to combine further study with employment, you might be eligible for an apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.


EMPLOYMENT

Throughout your programme, you will receive information, support and guidance on a variety of aspects to support you in securing employment. This will form the basis of your tutorial sessions, in addition to the academic monitoring and target setting.


SPORT

Studying with SCL provides you with an opportunity to play sport whilst completing your education programme. This could provide you with opportunities to play professional or non-professional sport upon completion of your programme.

 

The world of sport is ever growing and the possibilities for a career in the industry are endless.

We believe that by using the power of sport, you can achieve anything. We give you every opportunity to reach your potential, you have the power to open the door to your future.

See where your future in sport could take you.

CAREERS IN SPORT

We are there to support every step of the way.

95% of SCL learners feel confident about doing their course.