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Sport and Public Services Diploma Level 1

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course will allow you to develop your knowledge and skills in sport and public services. You will take part in sport activities and learn how the body works and some of the key skills required for public service employment. You will also develop key skills in English, maths and ICT to develop your independence and employability. 

You will have the opportunity to take part in trips and activities arranged by a range of the public service and sport guest speakers and other services. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to volunteer and enhance your CV through community projects.


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn through group work, peer assessment, individual tasks, methods of ILT and powerpoint presentations. In previous years we have taken part in the following visits: St Georges park English Institute of sport Olympic Stadium Birmingham futsal arena University visits Skiing trip Lilleshall national centre for excellence

Entry Requirements

This qualification requires at least Entry Level 3 in English and maths.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

There will be a variety of coursework orientated assessment methods used (written assessments, observations, presentations and discussions being some) you will gain a thorough understanding of the evidence they are expected to produce. 

Additional Information

This is a uniformed service course which is aimed to prepare for entry into the public services. It consists of both practical and theory lessons and is highly disciplined to implement how the services will be upon entry. This course is a Sport and Public Services combined course and therefore you will choose what uniform you want whether this is the Sport uniform or Public Services uniform.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course you could progress on to the Public Services or Sport Diploma Level 2, or enter employment.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • How the body works
  • Exploring career choices
  • Expedition skills
  • Introduction to security procedures
  • Working in sports and active leisure
  • Taking part in sports


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The range of units on the Public Services course, alongside access to work experience at Stamford Hospital, helped me secure a full-time job as a Trainee Paramedic!

Alex Snodgrass



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