Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Leisure

Your Unique Experience

You will gain the underpinning knowledge required to progress on to further studies enabling you to explore various career opportunities. You will support others in planning and delivering sport and fitness sessions along with applying skills in the work place through a number of trips, visits and projects.

Course Content

The course introduces learners to the subject sport, recreation and their own personal lifestyle. The course allows for personal and social development in confidence, social awareness and skills for work. The course includes:

Improving Fitness

Working in Sport and Leisure

Leading a Sport and Active Leisure Activity

How the body works

Basic functional skills numeracy, literacy & IT will also be developed creating a balance between practical and theory based sessions

The course provides an opportunity to experience real work in a leisure environment e.g. setting up and putting down equipment, health and safety of equipment, leadership, communication and teamwork. Visits out to the Sport and Leisure industry are also included.

More than just a Course

Sport is one of the top fifteen industry sectors in the UK employing over 400,000 people & offering many a career openings in a range of areas including fitness training, coaching, teaching and sports science. This course is designed to give you an opportunity to discover opportunities available in all of the above.

Course Format

Full Time Programme

Entry Qualifications

The course is aimed at 16-19 year olds. Entry requirements for Level 1 are 4 GCSE qualifications at Grade D-G.

All applicants will be required to attend an interview to discuss their motivation for applying and complete an initial diagnostic assessment.


Students can progress laterally onto other L1 courses at the college or progress onto level 2 courses (from level 1) such as Level 2 in Sport. E2E is also another popular progression route.


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.