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Sports and Physical Activities for Independent Living

This is a Skills Builder course which is designed to help develop your confidence to enable you to move onto an accredited course as well as independence, confidence and skills for daily living.

Course content

  • Basic health and safety in a sport and leisure environment
  • Take part in a range of sport and leisure activities
  • Help promote the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Learn basic information about working in sport and leisure

What skills will the course develop?

Life skills development:

  • Socialising
  • Channel negative emotions
  • Build character and resilience
  • Stimulate emotional wellness
  • Develop ability to deal with failure and success through playing sport
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Develop confidence
  • Underpin functional skills development

Soft skills development:

  • Communication, problem solving, creativity, team work, decision making and confidence building

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

Entry requirements

A keen interest in sport.


Possibility to progress to Entry Level 3 Skills for Sport and Active Leisure.

When does the course run?

September 2019

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan, this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Course fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).