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KS4 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sport

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sport:

This qualification is suitable for students aged pre-16 and above and is suitable for use within a Study Programme. It will give students the introductory skills to either start a career in sport or progress within employment in the sector. This qualification can also prepare students for higher or further education and gives a good introduction to the sport vocation.

The objectives of these qualifications are to help learners to:

  • choose a pathway and units that reflect their career or academic aspirations
  • enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to higher or further education or onto the NCFE Level 3 Sport qualifications
  • gain and develop essential skills that are valued by employers and higher and further education institutions
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the vocational sector.

Learners must complete the 4 options

Participating in sport - Coursework based

This unit enables students to develop their practical skills in sport through organising and participating in sports activities. Students will work with others to plan a sports activity, participate in a sports activity and evaluate their own performance and the performance of others following the activity. The unit is underpinned by students gaining the required knowledge and understanding of sport rules and regulations.

Anatomy and physiology for exercise Coursework based

This unit will provide students with an understanding of anatomy and physiology in the context of exercise. Students will develop their knowledge of the structure and function of the body and how exercise impacts it. A range of learning outcomes cover the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous and energy system

Introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition External examination

This unit provides students with an introduction to exercise and nutrition. Students will explore the effects of exercise in the body, the components of fitness and different types of training and how specific populations (such as people aged 50+) should adhere to key safety guidelines. In addition students will consider the impact and importance of good nutrition and the health benefits related to this.

Sports coaching- Coursework based

This unit allows students to develop their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a sports coach, considering personal skills, coaching and communication techniques. Students will have the opportunity to plan, deliver and evaluate their own coaching sessions within a sport/activity of their choice.