Sport Level 1 Full Time

Level 1 – NVQ or Equivalent

Subject Area Sport

Attendance Full-Time


Get your head in the game with this fun, sport focused course. It's a great option if you want to pursue a sports career, but didn't get the GCSEs you had hoped for.

You will have the chance to take part in team games, learn the basics of personal fitness and deliver community activities alongside NE Youth.Newcastle Eagles and Newcastle United Foundation helped us to develop this course and deliver exciting, practical sessions at their grounds.

Students also have the chance to take trips to the Lake District, thanks to our partnership with NCS.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 35 Weeks
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

School Leavers with an interest in the Sports Industry.

Qualification Gained

NCFE Diploma in Occupational Studies for the Workplace

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

• Taking part in sport, playing team games.
• Planning a fitness programme, tailored to you
• Working in a team.
• Problem solving activities
• Improving own learning and performance.
• Fitness

You will also study English and maths functional skills alongside this programme.

Learning Methods

This course is very engaging and you will learn through a mixture of

• Group work
• Practical
• Group discussions
• Experience of work
• Guest speakers

Assessment Methods

• Creative portfolio
• Observations of practical activities

Progression Opportunities

After completing this course successfully, you can progress onto a Level 2 in Sport and Protective Services at Newcastle College.


Career Opportunities

There are also opportunities to apply for an apprenticeship as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Leisure Team Member or Community Activator.

Entry Requirements

• 3 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including GCSE grade 2 in English and maths

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.