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Sport Diploma Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Sport is currently one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK and offers a huge range of professions in a variety of different areas up to international level. This course is designed to focus on your own performance through coaching, fitness training, technology, psychology or nutrition.


What Does The Programme Include

Learning will be delivered through; Group work, peer assessment, individual tasks, methods of ILT, power point presentations, guest Speakers and field trips.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 3/​D or above including English and maths.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C at GCSE maths and English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

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

Students are assessed via course work but also with a mixture of assessment methods such as audio presentations, written reports, discussions and practical assessments.

Additional Information

You will need to be prepared to undertake rigorous fitness tests within some of the units.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to either:

  • Stamford Football Academy Diploma Level 3
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Extended) Diploma Level 3
  • Sports Coaching and Development Diploma Level 3
  • Community Sport & Health Officer Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 

or job roles such as:

  • Outdoor Activity Team Leader
  • Community Sports Officer
  • Recreation Assistant

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Practical Sport (Team and Individual)
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
  • Planning and Leading
  • Fitness Testing
  • Lifestyle and the Sports Performer
  • Development of Personal Fitness
  • Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport
  • Nutrition for Sports Performance


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I’ve gained a place at university to study Sports Massage. I love being able to concentrate on something I enjoy.

Lizzie Snodgrass



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