What does the course include?
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
All of our courses have access to the same facilities however you will use them in different capacities throughout your experience.
The school of Performing Arts & Sport has a variety of Sports resources, equipment and facilities exclusive to its courses including;
- Four Court (badminton) Sports Hall with volley & basketball courts & equipment
- Fitness Suite (Gym) including wide range of Matrix branded Cardio & Resistance Equipment & Free Weights Area
- Dance/Fitness Studio
- Dartfish performance analysis software
- Access to Paddington Recreation Ground/Regents Park playing fields
- Opportunity to work with Chelsea FC either as part of our Chelsea & City of Westminster College Football Foundation Programme, or as part of the Chelsea FC volunteering programme. These opportunities are through an additional application process as part of the City of Westminster College experience and subject to an additional selection process including football trial with the Chelsea Foundation coaching team.
What do I need to get on to the course?
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.
The interview process
After your application is received, you will be invited to the college for an interview and expected to demonstrate yourself as an enthusiastic, professional member of the student group.
We will write to you before the interview, requesting anything that you may be required to bring with you. This could be some previous work or projects you have been involved in.
You must provide a positive reference from either your school teacher/form tutor or a previous employer.
You must also bring your grade certificates for completed qualifications and any predicted grades that you have for pending qualifications.
You should also bring a pen and have some questions prepared about the course you are applying for.
Remember you are applying for a place on a competitive course and should be displaying the skills required to impress and succeed in achieving a place on that course.
How is the course assessed?
You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and through giving presentations.
A commitment to high attendance and punctuality is essential to completing the course successfully. You will be subject to a performance review with your tutor if your attendance drops below 90%.
You must keep your attendance high and submitting work within deadlines is a condition of the course.
You will be provided with feedback and support on how to improve grades from your lecturer as long as you meet your submission deadlines. You will receive a grade and supportive feedback within 3 weeks of a successful deadline submission.
Assignments are planned at the beginning of each year to avoid deadlines clashing however sometimes there are busier times of the year. You are however given more than a sufficient amount of time to complete projects/assignments and providing you meet your deadlines you will not be overworked.
If you fall behind you will be subject to performance tutorials with your tutor and be given a plan to support you to getting back on track however completion of work is your own responsibility and meeting deadlines is a compulsory part of your achievement. If you miss deadlines you will not have feedback and grades returned within a short time frame, as your tutors will have other assignments from the course schedule needing marked.
Where does it lead?
Progression to Level 2 courses in Sports or other related programmes of study.
For further information and to apply
If you wish to apply for this course, please complete a College application form.
If you need help before choosing your course, please contact our Information Centre or come along to one of our Open Days.