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What Will I Study?

The course consists of Core and Optional units:

The Core Units:

  • Practical Sports
  • Anatomy & Physiology

The Optional Units:

  • Injury in Sport
  • Planning & Leading Sport Activities
  • Fitness Testing & Training
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Lifestyle and the Sports Performer

Teaching methods that are used are lectures, group discussions / work, practical lessons and research tasks. Students will also be put through football and basketball Level 1 Coaching course.

More Info

Students will be assessed using a range of methods which include:

  • written assignments
  • practical, presentations
  • portfolio building
  • posters and leaflets

Students have the possibility of stepping into the exercise and leisure industry, coaching industry or progressing onto our Level 3 programmes.

There is a course cost of £30 which pays for trips, printing and a basic stationery pack. We encourage students to purchase the Cirencester College PE Kit pack which ranges from £70 to £170


Key Facts

Offered As

L2 Dip

Awarding Body


No – there are no exams in this course; all assessments are coursework based. However occasionally teachers may choose to assess your knowledge through informal internal tests.

This is a good choice for those who have not achieved four Cs or above at GCSE level. It will help you gain the knowledge, confidence, study skills and entry requirements to progress to a Level 3 course such as AS levels or National Diplomas.