This course is perfect if you enjoy sport or exercise and would like to build a foundation of knowledge about working in the sports, fitness and leisure industry.
You’ll learn about a range of different sports and about the many career options.
You will study ten units, some of which may include:
- Working with others
- How exercise affects the body
- Coaching skills in sport
- Being organised
You will also study English and maths either at GCSE or Functional Skills depending on the qualifications you have already achieved.
Classroom based lessons are held at the Basford campus and the practical sessions are delivered at community venues. At present, all practical sessions are delivered at Harvey Hadden. We have excellent links with local sports facilities and local professional sports teams to maximise your study opportunities. You’ll get to enjoy learning and playing sport in a fun and friendly environment with experienced coaches and tutors.
You could also join our Fast Track Sport Academy while studying on this course. Read more about the Fast Track Academy.
664 Nuthall Road
Start: Monday 4th September 2023
Course code: C000218 / Q001269
Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport
You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 3–1 (D–G), including English Language and Maths at grades 3–1 (D–G), or a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification. With this you will be asked to sit an initial assessment and this must show that you are ready to study English and Maths at Level 1.
Choose to follow with a Level 2 programme in one of Nottingham College’s sports pathways or move into public services or travel and tourism to develop your knowledge of how sport contributes to our tourism and visitor economy. You could also apply for one of the many apprenticeships available through Nottingham College.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.
If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!
If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.
Meet Makai - Sports Coaching student
Meet Makai - He studies a Level 3 Sports Coaching course, which is based at our Basford campus and is perfect if you enjoy sport and want to develop your skills and knowledge ready for a career in the sport, leisure or fitness industries.