Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
The qualification has been developed following consultation with further education colleges and adult and community learning providers who requested new level 2 qualifications that were graded. It is intended primarily for learners post 16 who are interested in Sport and Active Leisure but have not studied Sport and Active Leisure at key stage 4 or who have not achieved higher grades in this subject.
The qualification may be used within a 16-19 study programme and is intended to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to further study in Sport and Active Leisure or related area at a higher level.
The qualification is part of a suite of graded qualifications that Gateway Qualifications has developed to complement the Suite of Skills qualifications in Sport and Active Leisure. The level 2 units in the qualification have the same content and pass criteria as some of the units in the Suite of Skills qualifications in Sport and Active Leisure but also include merit and distinction criteria.
The qualification includes an optional unit in Improving own Employability skills. This could be used with learners who are on a programme that encompasses a work placement.
Learners also have the option of completing a substantial project in an area of Sport and Active Leisure. This will support the development of independent learning and research skills that are essential for further study.
Rules of Combination
Learners must achieve a total of 23 credits including a minimum of 6 credits from the Mandatory Group. The remaining credits can either be taken from the Mandatory Group (additional 6 credits) and from the Optional Group (11 credits) or solely from the Optional Group 17 credits).
Learners must achieve a minimum of 11 credits from this group.
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
Basic First Aid Principles
Development of Personal Fitness
Effective Communication for the Workplace
Effects of Exercise on the Body Systems
Exercise and Fitness Instruction
Fitness Testing and Training
ICT for the Workplace
Improving own Employability Skills
Injury and Illness in sport
Numeracy Skills for the Workplace
Nutrition for Sports Performance
Planning and Leading Sport or Active Leisure Activities
Planning and Running a Sports or Active Leisure Event
Psychology for Sports Performance
Risks and Hazards in Sport and Active Leisure
Sport and Active Leisure Project
Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport
Undertaking an Expedition
Working in the Sport and Active Leisure Sector
What is the purpose of this qualification?
The qualifications are specifically targeted at level 2 learners who require stretch and challenge and they support progression to further education and study at a higher level or to further training. They also support the consolidation of key skills in literacy and numeracy and the development of independent learning in particular through the option of undertaking a project in the specific sector.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
Learners will develop sector specific knowledge, understanding and skills together with underpinning transferable skills that support progression to a range of level 3 qualifications within the sector or related areas.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
Learners planning to progress to level 3 should take these qualifications rather than the Skills for Suite as the addition of grading to each unit supports stretch and challenge.
What are the progression options?
These qualifications provide the additional stretch and challenge that will support learners to progress to the next level of vocational learning
What are the English and maths progression options?
The qualifications contain optional units in communications skills and numeracy. These should support learners to further develop their English and maths skills and enable them to progress to the next level.
Progression & entry requirementsThere are no prior entry requirements to these level 2 qualifications. While some learners may have taken level 1 in the particular sector many learners will be studying a particular sector for the first time.
There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.
The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:
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