The qualification provides a range of basic, introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to sport and active leisure, alongside generic employability skills. The nationally recognised qualification gained is structured to allow learners to develop skills and knowledge in a sport environment and requires no prior knowledge of sport.
The course is suitable for learners with moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who are interested in sport and wish to work in the sport and active leisure sector but need a grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills. The learners will have non-accredited sessions each week where they develop work readiness skills.
Students will have the opportunity to use the sports facilities at our Sports campus (based at Alive LynnSport) for the practical units in which they will gain experience in taking part in sport and working in sport and active leisure.
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, students are required to show a willingness to learn, participate in and develop skills in a college environment. Following an interview it is expected that the learner attend a taster session to determine suitability for the course and to ensure their needs are met.
The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:
* Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.
Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.
Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.
Depending on your age, course, educational history and personal circumstances, there may be options available for you to receive a course fully-funded by the government. Our fee calculator will help give you an idea on whether you'll be able to have your course fee waived or covered by an Advanced Learner Loan.
Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan
If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.
Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
Gateway Certificate in Skills for Sport and Active Leisure (Entry 3)
City & Guilds unitised Maths and English
EDEXCEL - Functional Skills in Maths and English
Enterprise and work readiness activities
How is my course assessed?
Assessment is an ongoing process and consistent throughout the academic year, this is evident via an initial screening process and then regularly via the Personal Development Plan. Learners are assessed on an individual basis by the tutors and through the verification of completed portfolio units. The online PDP system allows for the learner to log in and view their progress and targets so they are aware of their achievement to date. Three progress reviews and regular staff meetings ensure that all the assessment and review process continues to map individual progression.