Level 2


Diploma in Sport
(Sport, Exercise & Fitness or Sport Coaching Pathways)


One / Two Years – Full time

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-3 including English and Maths, or a full Level 1 qualification with a ‘stepping stone’ English and Maths qualification. Completion of a successful interview.


This qualification covers both the theoretical and practical skills required to work in the sports industry, particularly in areas related to fitness and coaching. We give you the opportunity to learn new skills and put them into action. It is about learning in a fun and enjoyable environment, experiencing lessons not only in the classroom but in GYM 141, Exercise Science laboratory, sports hall and MUGA.


During your course, you will study a number of specific units including:

  • Introduction to Healthy Exercise and Nutrition
  • Participating in Sport
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • Planning and Running a Sports Events


Optional units of study for include:

  • Fitness Pathway
    • Physical Fitness and Injury in Sport
    • Strength & Conditioning
    • Development of personal fitness
  • Coaching pathway
    • Sports Coaching
    • Development of sporting skills and tactical awareness
    • Performance analysis for sport


Learners will be given the opportunity to undertake optional study units and additional professional qualifications as well as industry related work experience to boost employability.

Coaching awards and a Sports Leadership certificate will be delivered alongside your study programme. In addition to this, those who aspire to be personal trainers will have the opportunity to complete a level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, enabling you to work in a leisure/gym environment. Learners who are interested in working in the leisure industry will be guided towards other professional qualifications such as lifeguarding.

Next Steps

Completing the Level 2 programme will enable you to work in the fitness industry as a gym instructor, lifeguard or sports coach (subject to qualifications and experience achieved). You can progress on to a Level 3 Sport course, which will enable you to apply for higher level training or university.

For further assistance or speak to an adviser please call 01329 815 200