Foundation Level 1
Sport and Active Leisure

This is a great first stepping stone for anyone keen to work in the field of adventure sports or sports. It’s an active learning pathway, so you’ll take part in a range of different sports.

From football, badminton and table tennis to rock climbing and kayaking, you’ll study both on and off campus to give you a broad insight into the adventure sports and fitness sector.

Course includes

What will I study?

  • Football, table tennis and badminton
  • Rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking
  • Visits to sporting venues
  • An introduction to fitness
  • Health and safety
  • Personal development classes
  • Preparation for interview
  • Job applications and course applications
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • You do not need any formal entry requirements to enrol on this course

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Working in a sports shop
  • Working at a leisure club
  • Good preparation for employment in the public services
  • Following the Level 2 or 3 Diploma you could work as an instructor at an outdoor centre
Additional qualifications

You will be able to work towards nationally recognised qualifications with the British Canoe Union (BCU) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and other industry recognised qualifications such as your First Aid certificate

Duke of Edinburgh

We are now offering the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award across college to all students.  If you are between the ages of 16-25 you can sign up to Duke of Edinburgh here at Reaseheath

Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2019 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college bus service collects over 1,400 students every day from far and wide. What’s more, getting to Reaseheath is FREE* on all college bus routes. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for up to 1,000 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

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Student Profile
Dale Roberts

  • Student profile - Dale Roberts

Ambition: Outdoor sports instructor

School: St John’s Wood Community School, Knutsford

Age: 17

Dale enjoys adventurous outdoor activities so he’s certainly chosen the right college!

As a Level 1 sport and active leisure student he’s been able to try outdoor and indoor climbing, kayaking and canoeing. He’s already achieved his British Canoe Union (BCU) one star paddlesport award, learned about health and safety and practised team work.

He enjoyed his Level 1 course so much that he’s now on our Level 2 Diploma in Adventure Sports and is considering going on to Level 3.

“Reaseheath has a really good reputation and the facilities are great for sports and adventure sports,” says Dale, who came to us straight after GCSEs. “But the best thing about being at college is making new friends who are all interested in sport.”