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Sport

Why Sport?

Year on year the sport and active leisure sector outperforms the rest of the UK economy; this has been a trend since the end of the economic recession of the late 1990s, and researchers predict will continue to be the case for years to come, long after the sports legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

The annual contribution of the sport sector to the UK economy is over £8 billion. This sector has more than 36,000 employers creating work for more than 600,000 full-time and part-time employees, and 5 million plus volunteers. A significant proportion of the total volunteer workforce is volunteering in sport, with most of them involved in sports coaching or activity leadership.

These qualifications are aimed at learners preparing for roles in Sport and the Sport Industry.

Subsidiary diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1 A level)

Consists of:

Three mandatory units:

Unit 1 - Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

Unit 2 - The Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3 - Assessing Risk in Sport

One mandatory specialist unit:

Unit 7 - Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Three optional units:

Cynffig

Unit 4 - Fitness Training and Programming

Unit 9 - Practical Individual Sports

Unit 13 - Leadership in Sport

CCYD and Maesteg

Unit 4 - Fitness Training and Programming

Unit 13 - Leadership in Sport

Unit 14 - Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) (equivalent to 2 A levels)

Consists of:

Eight mandatory units (from nine):

Unit 1 - Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

Unit 2 - The physiology of Fitness

Unit 3 - Assessing Risk in Sport

Unit 4 - Fitness Training and Programming

Unit 5 - Sports Coaching

Unit 6 - Sports Development

Unit 7 - Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Unit 8 - Practical Team Sports

Unit 9 - Practical Individual Sports

Plus five optional units:

Brynteg and Bryntirion

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