• LevelLevel 1
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyEdexcel


This course will give you an insight into the sports industry, with particular focus on supporting sporting and leisure activities and events as well as sports leadership.

You will learn about how the body works, develop skills for leadership and teamwork with the opportunity to plan your own fitness programme and sporting event. You will also undertake voluntary work in a sport and leisure environment.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules may include:

  • How the Body Works
  • Assisting a Leader in Sports and Active Leisure
  • Planning Own Fitness Programme
  • Managing Your Health At Work
  • Planning and Participating in an Event
  • Developing Personal Skills For Leadership
  • Working As a Volunteer
  • Physical Activities for Children
  • How to respond to injuries
  • Practising Leadership Skills with Others
  • Working in a Team
  • Functional Skills – Numeracy and Literacy

September - June

Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Entry Level vocational qualification and/or GCSEs at grade 2-1 (E-F) or above.

You will be assessed through assignments, practical tasks, group work, peers assignments, voluntary work and other activities.

You can progress onto the Level 2 Sport course or Level 2 Instructing Exercise and Fitness.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Sport & Leisure

Sports students will learn theoretical based study in the classroom, whilst taking part in a range of sport and fitness activities. Taught by specialist tutors and coaches, many of which are ex professionals in their field, you'll benefit from fantastic facilities including an AstroTurf pitch, a strength and conditioning suite and a physiology lab.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.