Sport

  • Level 2 Technical Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

You don’t have to be a top athlete or a one in a million who makes a professional team to get a job in sports. You can qualify as a sports coach, physiotherapist, personal trainer, nutritionist, a sports teacher and much more within this huge industry. We have industry experienced tutors in the sports department at Bridgend College along with state of the art facilities that create an innovative and vibrant learning environment.

Our Pencoed Campus facilities include a sports hall with a climbing wall, rugby and football pitches, a 3G pitch, strength and conditioning gym and fitness suite. You will be supported by a team of highly qualified staff who many have played to a professional level at their chosen sport.

You will develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for career development in sport specific employment.

You will be taught through the medium of sport in a variety of environments exploring various teaching and learning methods. You will take part in both practical and theoretical sessions.

Modules may include:

  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Practical sports performance
  • Carrying out a sports-related project
  • The mind and sports performance
  • The sports performer in action
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports performance
  • Designing exercise programmes
  • Work experience in sport
  • Leading sports activities
  • Lifestyle and well-being
  • Injury and the sports performer
  • Running a sports event

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course, as well as studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate.

You will be assessed in a variety of different ways including practical observations, group tasks, video evidence, written assessments, presentations, case studies, work experience and external assessments.

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above. Equivalent qualifications are accepted, including a Pass at Level 1

Note, for opportunities to play in the Football or Rugby Academy, you will be required to attend a trial and pre-season training.

If you successfully complete this Level 2 course, you will be eligible to apply for progression onto the Level 3 programmes in Sports Development & Coaching or Uniformed Public Services.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £210*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

You will develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for career development in sport specific employment.

You will be taught through the medium of sport in a variety of environments exploring various teaching and learning methods. You will take part in both practical and theoretical sessions.

Modules may include:

  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Practical sports performance
  • Carrying out a sports-related project
  • The mind and sports performance
  • The sports performer in action
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports performance
  • Designing exercise programmes
  • Work experience in sport
  • Leading sports activities
  • Lifestyle and well-being
  • Injury and the sports performer
  • Running a sports event

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course, as well as studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate.

You will be assessed in a variety of different ways including practical observations, group tasks, video evidence, written assessments, presentations, case studies, work experience and external assessments.

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above. Equivalent qualifications are accepted including a Pass at Level 1

Note, for opportunities to play in the Football or Rugby Academy, you will be required to attend a trial and pre-season training.

If you successfully complete this Level 2 course, you will be eligible to apply for progression onto the Level 3 programmes in Sports Development & Coaching or Uniformed Public Services.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £210*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Pencoed Campus, Pencoed, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our brand new state-of-the-art STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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