Level 2 Diploma


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 specialist gym sessions.

Course includes

What will I study?

  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Practical sports performance
  • The mind and sports performance
  • The sports performer in action
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Leading sports activities
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Injury and the sports performer
  • Running a sports event
  • Carrying out a sports related project
  • 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?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Working in leisure centres, sports shops and gyms
Additional qualifications

We offer the following qualifications at a discounted cost:

  • FA Level 1 Football Coaching (at an additional cost)
  • Sports Leaders
  • Level 2 Gym Instructors
  • Others are available
Team sports and the gym

Sports teams at Reaseheath

As a sports student you will have the opportunity to develop and improve your skills in a chosen sport by joining one of the college teams. Throughout the year our teams regularly compete in the North West British College Sports (BCS) Leagues.

The college also offers recreational sports including Tough Rugby, Indoor 24 crickets and badminton. To find out more about these sports and our college teams visit the sports teams pages on our website.

The College gym

This state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with top specification machines including an Olympic lifting platform, free weights area and Technogym cardiovascular and resistance machines.

To find out more about our gym and how to become a member visit the College gym pages on our website.

Duke of Edinburgh

We are now offering the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award across college to all students.  So 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 2018 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 buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 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.

Student Profile
Jamie Glover

Ambition: Multi-skills coach

School: Tarporley High School

Age: 23

Redundancy from his first job at a printers gave Jamie the chance to reconsider his career path. A keen sportsman, he decided to take his interest further by studying for recognised qualifications to open up opportunities in sport science and coaching.

He’s enjoyed the range of subjects offered through our Level 2 Diploma which include nutrition, anatomy and physiology. He’s also jumped at the chance to play sports such as handball, badminton, football, netball and volleyball.

A former player for Tarporley Wanderers Under 18s football team, Jamie already had some experience of coaching youngsters and organising tournaments when he came to us and he’s built on this by working towards his Football Association (FA) coaching certificates.

Jamie’s now progressed onto our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) and then plans to find a job in a school or young people’s sports club. He says: “I’m really glad I came to Reaseheath because I’ve gained knowledge about different sports and the industry in general. This has helped me focus on what I want to do.”