Level 2 Extended Certificate


This popular course has been developed to help you kick start your career in the sport industry.

By studying and taking part in a variety of sports, you’ll learn to lead teams and explore the science of sport to help build your practical skills and technical knowledge.

A good proportion of teaching is delivered through practical elements such as Football, Volleyball and gym sessions.

What will I study?

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Running a Sports Event
  • Designing Exercise Programmes
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications
  • 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?

  • Typically 4 GCSEs at grade 3, including a 2/3 combination in Maths and English.
  • Level 1 Diploma with Maths and English at level 1

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Working in leisure centres and sports shops
  • Assistant coach

With additional study you could also go into

  • Working in gyms
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports physiology
  • Sports psychology
  • Sports analysis
  • Sports therapy
  • Sports coaching

School: Leftwich High School, Northwich

Next step: High level competition experience

Ambition: Professional golfer

“I completed my Level 2 Diploma in Sport so I could pursue my passion for golf. My ultimate aim is to play professionally and what I’ve learned on my course will certainly help me.

“I have been playing golf competitively at county level for over six years and compete
in national and international tournaments including the Spanish Open Championships.

“Being a sports student at Reaseheath has enabled me to improve my golf and has given me a better understanding of the importance of good nutrition and the mental preparation you need to become an elite athlete.”