Level 2 Technical Diploma in Sport

This course provides the student with a good introduction to the wide and varied aspects of Sport.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10359
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Sport & Recreation
Course Overview

This course is equivalent to four GCSE’s at Grade A-C level and aims to develop skills and knowledge for further Level 3 courses.  You will study 8 modules throughout the year, typically 4 modules per semester and include a combination of theory and practical elements.  

Typically, you will be in class studying Sports modules for a minimum of 15 hours.  One day a week is not timetabled to provide the opportunity for directed study, personal fitness or perhaps pursue part-time work in the Sports and Fitness Industry.  On successful completion of this course, students are well positioned to be considered to progress to a Level 3 Sports course or to further develop themselves by gaining employment in the Sports industry.

Modules may include:

  • Practical Sport
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Nutrition for Sports Performance
  • Development of Personal Fitness
  • Effects of Exercise on the Human Body
  • Injury in Sport
  • Planning and Leading Sports Activities

A further 8 hours may be allocated to Essential Skills and Employability.  You will work towards a Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities designed to improve employability.  You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE Grade C or above in English or Maths.  You will also have the opportunity to complete a qualification in ICT.

You want a good introduction to the wide and varied aspects of sport and want to progress to a career such as a Fitness Coach, Personal Trainer, Leisure Centre Employee or Sports Development Officer.

About anatomy and physiology for sport, sports nutrition and performance, personal fitness, injury in sport and planning and leading a sports activity.

The practical hands on nature of this course and you will be involved in a variety of individual and team events as well as organising sport events. You may also have an opportunity to gain professional qualifications such as IFA coaching.

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress to the Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport or onto another Level 3 course. Further study can lead to careers as a Fitness Coach, Personal Trainer, Leisure Centre Manager or Sports and Exercise Psychologist and PE teacher.

A minimum of 2D’s at GCSE level or equivalent and a keen interest in sport.

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
 Additional Costs As part of the course you will be expected to purchase sports kit and participate in field trips which will incur travel costs (£80-£100)
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