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BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £1,896*
  • Duration of course 36 weeks
  • Course type Full-time (16-18s)
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

You will be provided with a grounding for basic skills and practices within the sports & fitness industries. Course assessment will include both practical and theoretical opportunities . 

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Progression to Level 2 courses in Sports or other related programmes of study. ​

How will I learn?

A combination of theory and practical work e.g. team and individual sports.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and through giving presentations. ​

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc

2-5 hours of self directed study is expected for students to succeed on this course.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

To be a successful applicant to any of our programmes in Sport you should have the following qualifications: ​

  • You will have an initial assessment of your literacy skills and will need to achieve a score of Entry Level 3 in order to gain access to the course. ​
  • Be aged between 16-19 ​
  • Have limited achievement at GCSE grades E-G ​
  • Motivated in following a vocational programme of study ​
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working towards goals with your tutor ​

You will take an initial assessment at or before the interview and will need to achieve a score of Entry Level 3 in order to gain access to the course. ​

All courses are subject to a successful and positive reference from a previous tutor or employer. ​

Expected prior knowledge


English level

Entry 3 

Mathematics level

Entry 3

Equipment and other costs

All equipment is provided by the College.

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.

* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.