Sport - Level 2
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Are the world's best athletes born or made? Can sport really transform a community? How does fitness impact physical and mental health? Learn how to answer some of sport's most pressing questions with this introductory Sport and Protective Services course.
Designed for students looking for a pathway into sport, we will help you to reach your potential and introduce you to topics like anatomy and physiology, practical sport, fitness, coaching and development.
You will have the chance to work with Newcastle United Foundation, Newcastle Falcons Community Foundation and Newcastle Eagles, take part in social action projects with NE Youth and go on field trips where you will learn how to deliver an outdoor expedition.
4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths
What will I achieve?
If you complete this course successfully, you will receive a Gateway Level 2 Certificate in Vocational Studies
What will I learn?
Anatomy and physiology
Working with customers
Working with colleagues
Running an event
Basic first aid
Community and cultural awareness
How is the course taught?
Experience of work
How am I assessed?
Observations of practical activities
Work experience opportunities
Newcastle United Foundation and Newcastle Eagles support this course and offer you the opportunity to visit their grounds and spend time learning from their coaches.
We also work with NE Youth, who offer students further opportunity to get involved in social action projects, which could be anything from fundraising for a charity to organising a sports day for a local community group.
English and Maths
We will support you to develop your English and maths skills as part of your course and in the context of your practical work. Maths will be embedded into your work through use of time, distance and speed in sports drills. You will also build on your language skills, communicating fitness plans and coaching sessions.
Where can I progress?
After completing this course successfully, you will be able to progress onto a Level 3 course in Sport Coaching and Development, or Sport Fitness and Personal Training at Newcastle College.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
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What can I do with a qualification in Sport?
- Maintains patient records, manages caseloads.
- Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
- Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
- Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
- Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
- Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
- Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.
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Therapy professionals n.e.c.
- Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
- Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
- Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
- Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
- Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
- Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
- Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.
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- Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
- Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
- Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
- Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
- Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.
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Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
- Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
- Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
- Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
- Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
- Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
- Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
- Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
- Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.
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- Understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.
- Plans and monitors personal fitness schedules.
- Ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques.
- Demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes.
- Devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability.
- Assesses the fitness levels of clients.