Sport and Active Leisure

Gateway Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Sport and Active Leisure

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Course content

The Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Sport and Active Leisure qualification is intended to provide learners with further underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. It is designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in sports and active leisure or other related sectors.

Methods of assessment include observations, assignments, group, individual written tasks and formative assessments. A portfolio of evidence will be developed and units assessed at agreed points of the course. There are also work experience opportunities provided in assisting at Greenbank Sports Academy. 



  • Practical sport 


  • Anatomy and physiology for sport
  • Sports coaching
  • Developing your personal fitness

Optional Employability Unit

  • Introduction to self-employment

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan
  • 19+

Entry requirements

  • English and Maths at Entry Level 3 or above.
  • A willingness to take part in inclusive sport and exercise sessions.


  • Level 3 qualification
  • Traineeship 
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment / volunteering

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24, declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme.

The programme also includes:

  • English & Maths
  • Citizenship & Employability
  • Work Experience or Placement
  • Enrichment
  • 1-to-1 Personal Tutor Sessions

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When is the course run?

September 2020

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).

For people aged 19+ the course fee is £811. You may be eligible for fee remission. See Money Matters for details.

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