Gateway Level 2 Diploma In Skills for Sport and Active Leisure


About the course

Aged 16-19 and interested in a career in sports or leisure? Want to know more about how nutrition and training help athletes achieve their ambitions? The BTEC Level Diploma could be for you.

  • You need four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above (these must include Science, Maths and English),
  • or a Level 1 Diploma in Science (at Merit or above) along with Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 1.
  • You must also have a good reference from a school and employer.
  • You will be assessed on your aptitude and enthusiasm in a formal interview and assessment prior to enrolment.

The course gives you a thorough grounding in both the practical and theoretical aspects of Sport Science. You will study the following modules: Anatomy, Health and Safety, Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Fitness Testing, Practical Sport.

The course is assessed continually throughout the year by both coursework, which takes the form of assignments set at intervals throughout the year, and some external assessments.

This course prepares you for progression within the College onto a Level 3 sport course, or for employment in the sport or leisure industry.

I cannot speak highly enough of Candi

Desiree Henry

Desiree Henry

Studied: BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Destination: Competing for Great Britain in the 4x100m

Desiree is a 200m World Youth Champion as well as being the fastest U18 in the world for 200m, and the fastest U20 in Europe over 200m. In 2014 she won Gold in the women’s 4x100m at the European Championships in Zurich.

Whilst competing at elite level athletics, Desiree has studied Sport Science at the Centre for Applied Sciences.

She was bestowed with the great honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron at the London 2012 opening ceremony. Desiree also won the Student of the Year Award for 2013.

“I cannot speak highly enough of Candi.” Desiree said. “The College has provided me with the perfect environment to learn about my passion – sport, and has given me the support I need to compete and train.

“If you come to this College and work hard you will succeed and make a lot of friends along the way.”

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 2
Course code
Start date
End date
35 Weeks
Applied Sciences
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

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