Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Foundation
31 August 2020TBCTodd Connor

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

What Is This Course?

This qualification introduces learners to the sport and active leisure sector, catering for differences in ability by allowing them to select some units at Entry Level as well as Level 1. Learners will find out about their own fitness and how the body works through participation in a variety of fitness activities by planning and using their own fitness programme. They will also learn about rights and responsibilities at work, together with health and safety. Learners will have the chance to explore job opportunities in sport and active leisure and to choose units relating to taking part in sport, assisting an activity leader and preparing for a work placement.

This qualification will enable learners to make informed choices about progression onto higher level qualifications and/or employment in the sector.

Learners will cover:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

  • functions of the skeletal, muscular and cardio-respiratory systems
  • requirements of a healthy diet
  • different exercise and fitness activities and facilities
  • the workplace: risks and hazards, employee rights and responsibilities
  • assisting a leader with active leisure activity

Progression to Level 2 requires successful completion of this programme including functional skills.

Course Units

  • Exercise and fitness knowledge
  • Understanding of health and fitness industry
  • Exploring personal fitness
  • Participate in physical activity
  • Assist in the deliver of exercise
  • Healthy eating

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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