BTEC L1 Dip in Intro to Sport & Public Services
What is this course about?
This course is a first look at the knowledge required to work in the sport and recreation industry or the Public Services. It gives you the chance to develop a broad understanding of the industries and of the avenues available to the student for work or entering further study. The development of good Health, Fitness and Coaching is investigated giving you a firm basis for progression onto the First Diploma in Sport. The Public Services aspect of the course is designed for students interested in applying to join any uniformed service, such as the Police or Fire Service. You will cover a range of subjects that are designed to provide you with essential skills, basic levels of fitness and knowledge that are necessary for those services. In addition, the requirements for entering work in the sport and recreation industry or Public Services are studied to give you a thorough understanding of those skills needed to find employment.
How is it taught
The course is delivered through a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Students will use the latest IT facilities to investigate aspects of the subject area, promoting research and independent leaning skills, which will be supported and put into use in real life situations both inside and outside of the college environment. An extensive range of employers from the industry area will be involved in the support and delivery of the subject material. Student involvement is encouraged at all times to help your learning and understanding.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. The assessments take place throughout the course so you will not have to face any final exams at the end to pass the course. You will be able to monitor your assessments and progress at any stage.
What else do I need to know?
The BTEC Level 1 is a vocational qualification which is recognised by employers for the skills it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges as equivalent to two GCSEs.
What could I do next?
This course can lead to a related Level 2 qualification as well as enhancing your career prospects.