Level 2 Diploma in Sports Studies VTCT - Stalybridge Celtic Football Academy

Your Unique Experience

Learn in a real working environment with the latest global fitness equipment to ensure industry ready skills

Teaching is complimented by instruction from industry specialists with relevant sector experience.

Be part of the football academy and take advantage of the well-structured training program and matches run by professional coaches.

Course Content

This qualification covers the core topic areas of sport including: anatomy and physiology, performance psychology, planning and leading activities and business skills.

In addition this course includes training and football competition as part of our Football Academy with Curzon Ashton Football Club. You will be offered a trial, on successful completion you will represent Curzon Ashton Football Club by attending training sessions and matches as part of your studies.

More than just a Course

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Sports Studies (QCF) is a vocational qualification that will support your progression to a Technical Level qualification in sport, active health and fitness industry. This qualification provides the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career in sport and related disciplines.

The units in this qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of science, business and sports management. You will also develop a range of practical skills enabling you to plan and run sport and leisure events, activities and operations. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with others.

Course Format

full time

Entry Qualifications

Formal interview to check experience and qualifications. 4 GCSE’s A-D including Maths or English. 16 yrs +. A Keen interest in the sport, exercise and health industry. Successful completion of a football trial.


This qualification will support your progression to a Technical Level qualification in sports or related disciplines, these include:

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in exercise, health and fitness at Tameside College.

BTEC Level 3 Exdended Diploma in Sport at Tameside College.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.