Sport Diploma Level 1

  • This unit has been designed to help the learner gain  skills and knowledge through active participation in a range of team and individual sports.

  • The learner will have the opportunity to select an event they are interested in and assist at the event as part of the support team. Following the event the learner will have the opportunity to reflect on their performance as part of the support team.

  • This unit will introduce learners to a range of exercise and fitness classes and the ways in which a person can improve their fitness. The main aim of the unit is for learners to actively participate in these exercise and fitness sessions so that they understand what each entails.

  • The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to risks and hazards in sport and active leisure. Any person who participates in sport or active leisure is at risk of sustaining an injury. It is very important therefore that any person wishing to pursue a career in sport or active leisure has a good grasp of health and safety and is able to respond appropriately to emergency situations.

  • This unit will introduce learners to a range of exercise and fitness classes and ways in which a person can keep fit. The main aim of the unit is for learners to participate actively in these exercise and fitness sessions so that they understand what each entails. The unit should also give the learner the confidence to participate in exercise and fitness sessions by themselves in the future.

  • When a person takes part in sport and active leisure, their body has to react appropriately in order to supply the energy needed for running and jumping etc. It is important therefore that any sports participant understands the main body systems that are involved with this supply of energy. This will help learners to understand why and how they should prepare themselves for sports participation. The skeletal system, the muscular system, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system are all explored in this unit. Learners will gain an understanding of the basic function of each system. They will also learn some of the major bones and major muscles of the body.

  • This unit introduces learners to the five different components of physical fitness and the training available for each component. Learners will then have the opportunity to participate in training for each component of fitness. Learners will cover basic fitness testing which will help them to determine if their fitness training is meeting its objectives.

  • This unit gives learners an introduction to planning and leading sports and active leisure activities. It provides them with what could be their first step into leadership and of making sports and active leisure sessions structured and exciting for the participants.

  • The principal aim of this unit is to help the learner develop the work-related skills required in the sport and active leisure industry. This unit will introduce learners to the basic concepts of customer service and its importance and ensure they understand how to deliver good customer service. This unit will teach learners the principal requirements of these activities.The unit gives the learner the opportunity to work as a team member. This unit helps the learner to work out how they would manage the practicalities of shift work.

  • The principal aim of this unit is for learners to develop a plan for starting work in sport and active leisure by being given the opportunity to explore job opportunities across the sport and active leisure sector. The learner will explore conditions of employment and the qualifications and skills required for different jobs within sport and active leisure. The learner will have the opportunity to set realistic short- and medium-term goals for their career pathway in sport and active leisure.