Level 1 Diploma
Sport and Public Services

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.

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

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.”