Introduction to Sport Level 1

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2023


The Level 1 Introduction to Sport Diploma will help you to develop the underpinning knowledge required to progress onto a Level 2 Sport qualification.

This course contains practical units to improve your coaching and instructing ability whilst improving on your confidence and professionalism.

Alongside the physical aspects, the course also teaches the basic foundations to help you understand the industry and the academic and employer related skills that will be required.

On this course you will enjoy many different units and assessment methods which will build your skill base in preparation for a Level 2 qualification.

Alongside our fantastic education pathway, learners will also be part of the Boston College Academy of Sport which will allow participation in regional and local competitions in many sports. This year, learners accessing our provision, will be able to take part in the ‘prestigious’ Association of Colleges Football league. Students will have training built into their timetable, receive training from a Licensed UEFA B football coach and build on their personal, technical, tactical and physical attributes. Elite education and elite sports participation at its best!


What will I do?

During the Level 1 Introduction to Sport Diploma you will study a range of units and topics over the year including:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic
  • How Exercise Affects the Body
  • Training for Fitness
  • Playing Sport
  • Coaching Skills in Sport
  • Assisting in a Sports Activity
  • Contributing to Running a Sports Event

You will also have the opportunity to complete leadership activities to develop your employability skills.

Varied teaching strategies and learning environments are used which include classrooms, human physiology and science laboratories, and sports field and sports hall. The College also has links with a variety of local sporting organisations.

If you have a Grade 2 or below in English or maths, you can study towards either a PASS in Functional Skills Level 2 or a GCSE grade 4-9. Once you have achieved either qualification, you will not be required to undertake any further English or maths.

Full time 16-19 learner with a Grade 3, must study towards a GCSE grade 4-9.

Entry requirements are two GCSEs at grades 2 or above (Old GCSE grade E or above) or equivalent (to include English or maths), or any one of the following, an Entry 3 qualification, a Certificate in Skills for Working Life or Life Skills, an ESOL Entry L3 qualification.

If you are unable to meet these entry requirements enrolment onto our Pathways to Progress provision will prepare you for progression into the curriculum area of your choice, either in-year (depending on progress made in the first six weeks) or the following September. We also offer full time ESOL courses which give you opportunity to develop your language skills further prior to progression into the curriculum area of your choice the following September.

The Introduction to Sport will take you one year to complete. You will attend Boston College's Peter Paine Performance Centre in Boston for four-five days a week.

You will need a minimum of 93% attendance throughout the year, in order for you to successfully complete the qualification.

The Introduction to Sport Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £1500.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

Each module will be assessed through a range of coursework assignments, presentations and practical group/individual work.

Successful completion of the Level 1 Introduction to Sport Diploma should enhance your prospects of finding a career within the health, leisure or sports industries and progression onto the Level 2 Preparation for sports study programme.

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