Why Sports Studies?

Are you interested in Sports, fitness and health and wellbeing? Our sports studies courses covers a range of topics that include: sports performance, anatomy and physiology for sport, health screening and fitness testing, lifestyle factors, physiology of fitness, sport in society and sports leadership. These courses can lead onto careers and further studies in personal training, sports science, sports development, sports therapy, sports management, outdoor education, leisure management, exercise and health science or sports coaching. With a fully fitted gym and theory room you will have access to industry standard equipment and resources that support you in your health and fitness career.

Open Events:
Wednesday 16th October 2019
Wednesday 13th November 2019
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Wednesday 15th July 2020

Age Requirements
All BCE courses are for learners aged 16-23 as of 31 August 2019.

However, if you have a learning difficulty and/or disability with a valid Education and Healthcare Plan, you can study with us up to the age of 25.

Level 2

Are you interested in a career in sports, fitness, wellbeing or sports science? Our Level 2 Diploma in Sports Studies courses covers a range of topics that include: sports performance, anatomy and physiology for sport, health screening and fitness testing, nutrition, physiology of fitness, sport in society and sports management.

These courses can lead onto careers and further studies in personal training, sports science, sports development, sports therapy, sports management, outdoor education, leisure management, exercise and health science or sports coaching. With a fully fitted gym and theory room you will have access to industry standard equipment and resources that support you in your health and fitness career.

What you will learn:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Performance Psychology
  • Planning & Leading Activities
  • Business Skills
  • Fitness Testing
  • Nutrition
  • Sport & Leisure Facilities Operations
Course entry requirements:

Applicants must have 3 GCSEs at grade D(3) or above (including English) or a GCSE or L1 in Physical Education would be desirable.

Course duration and start date:

The course will begin September 2020 and lasts for one year.

What qualification(s) will I receive?

  • Level 2 Diploma in Sports Studies

Learners with a grade 2/E or below in English will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

Progression Opportunities

This qualification will support your progression to a Technical Level qualification in sports or related disciplines, these include: Level 3 Diploma in Sports Studies.

Level 3

This course will expand on the knowledge gained from the Level 2 Sports Studies course, giving you the skills you need to work in the sports industries. Utilising our state-of-the-art facilities you will gain insight into using industry-level techniques and approaches to sports psychology, fitness, performance, training and wellness. Your studies will help grow your current understanding to a level ready to ender the industry.

These courses can lead onto careers and further studies in personal training, sports science, sports development, sports therapy, sports management, outdoor education, leisure management, exercise and health science or sports coaching. With a fully fitted gym and theory room you will have access to industry standard equipment and resources that support you in your health and fitness career.

What you will learn:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Performance Psychology
  • Planning & Leading Activities
  • Business Skills
  • Fitness Testing
  • Nutrition
  • Sport & Leisure Facilities Operations
  • Coaching
  • Performance Analysis
Course entry requirements:

Applicants must have 5 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above (including English). A GCSE  in Physical Education would be desirable.

Course duration and start date:

The course will begin September 2020 and lasts for one year

What qualification(s) will I receive?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Studies

Progression Opportunities

This qualification will support your progression to a Technical Level qualification in sports or related disciplines; these include a career in the sports industries or a related apprenticeship or undergraduate degree.

Will I receive support throughout my course?

At Big Creative Education, we pride ourselves on offering support to all of our young people throughout their programme.

We have a number of learners who have a range of support needs from specific learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders to mental health conditions, amongst others. If you currently have a valid Education and Health Care Plan or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA), you will be entitled to government funded support from your local authority to ensure we help you achieve the best from your learning.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of learning support, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren (Entry Level to Level 2) or Shayne (Level 3) on 020 8498 3300.

For more information about the support we offer to learners please click here

How will I be taught and assessed?

All of our courses are vocational which means they are designed to compliment learners with a visual and kinaesthetic learning style.

As a result, you will be assessed via a range of both practical and written assignments.

What happens after I submit an Application?

Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted via post and email with an interview appointment. Our interview evenings happen on a monthly basis so you will never wait more than 30 days for an appointment.

Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase and discuss your creative skill set with our industry professional tutors. We actively encourage applicants to attend their interviews with either a portfolio of work (if you have it) or an audition piece (if you’re applying for Music Performance or Performing Arts).

At the end of your interview you will receive a conditional offer for September subject to achieving the entry criteria. This will also be confirmed in writing so you have something to keep as a reminder.