The course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of employment in both Sport, Leisure and Uniformed Public Services industries.
The course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of employment in both Sport, Leisure and Uniformed Public Services industries. Both combine elements of working practices in the industry with issues related to health and fitness improvement.
People who choose to work in the Uniformed Public Services, whether this be the Emergency Services or the Armed Forces, often choose to do so because they like variety and a challenge. These jobs are not conventional desk jobs and staff working in them support each other in order to fulfil their roles successfullly.
All courses start with a 4 day off-site ‘Bootcamp’ to ensure that both teamwork and discipline, particularly self-discipline are embedded into the course. There are a variety of trips throughout the year in the UK, which are great fun and help to develop your team work and communication skills. Students are required to wear a uniform one day a week, on camp and on any trips and you will learn drill and inspection, getting you ready for all aspects of the Public Services.
Students will study a range of units such as:
Working in a team
How the body works
Introduction to security, volunteering and planning
This course is designed for anyone wishing to investigate a potential career in Sport or Uniformed Public Services and is seen as a starting point for progression to courses at a higher level. The course is a combination of theory and practical units as well as voluntary work experience.
The course is assessed through written coursework and practical demonstrations.
There is an initial contribution to be paid at the start of the course for materials and equipment. You would also be expected to make a contribution to take part in any opportunities that arose throughout the course such as trips, additional qualifications, (e.g. coaching badges). More details on costs will be provided during the application stages.
Some evidence of studying at GCSE grade D/grade 4/or working at Entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy.
On successful completion of the programme students will be considered for either the Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Sport (Outdoor Activities), depending upon their grade and personal career ambition. The course is designed to provide learners with a route through education that has clear progression pathways into further study or an apprenticeship.
As a part of their ‘Planning and Participating in an Event’ objective, students from the Sports and Uniformed Public Services sectors decided to play dodgeball for charity. Read more