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Continuous Enrolment 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Workbased Assessment and Coursework 
Sport & Fitness 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs grades A* - D (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language and Maths no lower than an E. 

Activity Leadership Apprenticeship Level 2

This Apprenticeship programme offers you an exciting opportunity to earn while you learn. and will help you develop your activity leadership skills in a sports and leisure environment.

About the Course

As an apprentice you will study on the job, building up valuable knowledge and skills and gaining qualifications, and you'll also be paid a wage at the same time. Three days a week will be spent with an employer and two days a week you will be studying at college. Training in this way provides you with job matched qualifications and a direct link into employment.

You will spend the majority of your week at a placement in a sport or leadership environment. Whilst you are at work you will have regular visits from your college tutor who will help you achieve your qualification by demonstrating your skills and knowledge. You will need a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check.

The course is made up of a range of qualifications and you will learn about the various aspects of sport and coaching. At college you will work towards a technical certificate in sport and will be expected to study Functional Skills in Maths or English where necessary and, depending on your workplace, will have the opportunity to study for additional National Governing Body Awards in sport. These may include emergency first aid at work and awards which include basketball and football coaching, fitness instructing courses at Level 1 and 2, community sports leadership award, bronze medallion swimming award and pool lifeguarding.

The Sheffield College already has good links with local employers, but applications from students who already have a placement are particularly welcome.

Key Units

Key Areas of Study
  • Sport and Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Sport as a Business
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Young People
  • Leading a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Injuries in Sport
  • Planning, Delivering and Evaluating a Sport/Leisure Activity 

Our Level 2 Apprenticeship in Sport consists of the following qualifications:
  • NCFE NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership
  • NCFE Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness
And either 
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles and Preparation of Coaching Sport OR
  • NCFE Level 2 Award in Introductory Work in the Outdoors

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A* - D (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language and Maths no lower than an E. 


  • Practical Assessment
  • Coursework

Where does this Lead

Some apprenticeships lead to full time employment. Alternatively, apprentices may choose to study full time at college on a Level 3 sport course.

Extra Costs

You will need to obtain a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, which currently costs £52.00.


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