Course: Sport and Public Services Level 1

Study Level

Level 1

Course Code



Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



Do you want to develop the knowledge and skills required to help people lead a healthier lifestyle through sport and physical activity? Our courses combine academic studies with developing your sport and exercise skills as well as leadership, organisation and communication. You will study a variety of practical, theoretical and applied sport and fitness topics.

This course combines compulsory and optional units including:

  • Self-assessment
  • Career progression
  • Healthy eating
  • Taking part in physical activities and fitness
  • Working in a team
  • Planning and assisting with sports activities
  • Working in the sports industry
  • Investigating work opportunities in the public services sector

You will have the opportunity to access the Careers Gateway which provides knowledge, advice and guidance on all things job-related. There are opportunities to volunteer at sporting events around the local area. A sports coaching trip to elite sports venues offers the chance to study the impact of elite sport on performance and potential employment routes into elite sport.


No prior entry qualifications are required but your suitability will be assessed before acceptance on to this course.


Assessment will be through the successful completion of a portfolio of evidence. Evidence will be generated through:

  • Practical assessments
  • Demonstrations
  • Group assessments
  • Self-reflection
  • Written assessments


You can progress on to Sport Level 2 or Uniformed Public Services Level 2.

Alternatively, you could find employment in the rapidly expanding sport and leisure industry. Our students have progressed on to courses at a higher level and found employment in a wide variety of roles including personal trainer, sports official, physical education teacher, leisure assistant or sports nutritionist.

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