Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma in Sport

This course is designed for Post-16 learners to develop their skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment in the Football or Sports Industry.

It is aimed at young people who wish to study the sports and leisure industry in a professional vocational sports setting based at Leyton Orient Football Club and the Score sports complex. Learners will need to have a passion for sport and an interest in exploring the different areas of this area including health, fitness, performance, coaching, sports science and events. They will learn about different aspects of the sports industry, from fitness training, understanding how the body works and preparing to coach a range of sports activities and organise sports events.

There will also be opportunities for work experience and volunteer placements, gain additional coaching qualifications and also to play football or other sports for our Leyton Orient College Teams in regional and London based leagues. Football students will receive six hours coaching from Leyton Orient FC Academy and Community coaches as part of their enrichment programme.

This course is the first stepping stone for students interested in sports studies who want to combine education on a non-traditional site with training and playing sport to the highest level they are capable of.

Entry Requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 1-2 (E-G) including English and Maths

  • Initial assessment minimum Entry 3 English

  • Interview and assessment:

You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

What will I study?

  • 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

  • Getting People Active

  • Keeping Active and Healthy

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical skills

  • Fitness levels

  • Theory Internal Assessments

Progression opportunities

This course will lead to employment within the Sports and Leisure industry, progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Sport or a Level 2 Sports Apprenticeship.

How to apply

To apply online for this course visit the course page on the Waltham Forest College Website. To find out more about the application process or to download the application form, visit the Waltham Forest College website.