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School Leaver / 16 - 18 yr Old Adults Vocational Courses

Bridge to Sport - Entry Level

The course is designed to provide learners with a broad introduction to the sports and active leisure sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector.

  • Course Description

    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.

  • Entry Requirements

    Interview required.

    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.

  • Course Length

    All of our foundation courses are 3 days a week and are a year long. Some of the teaching for this course is held at our Sports campus.

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    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:

    • Sport & Leisure Instructor - Level 1
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    • 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.

    Fees and Financial Help

    Find all the information you need about our course fees and getting financial help in our Fees and Financial Help section.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

Starting 07/09/2020

King's Lynn

Full-Time

Duration 1 Year

Sport Careers

Get insights into where our courses can lead you. See example work tasks and find real job vacancies.

Sports coaches, instructors and officials

£29,000

Potential Salary

Sports and leisure assistants

£18,000

Potential Salary

Leisure and sports managers

£35,000

Potential Salary

Success story

Georgie Lingham

Sport - Personal Training

Georgie is currently studying Level 3 Personal Training at CWA, having previously completed courses in uniformed services and fitness instruction.

“I have always been interested in the fitness side of sport and want to become a personal trainer so that I can help others. CWA was my first choice for further education as I knew that the campus facilities were excellent.”

Georgie has always been an avid rugby player. In 2017, she was recognised as the Eastern Counties women’s rugby team Player of the Year, and has since become a member of Saracens Women’s Rugby club.

“The college helped me to achieve something I really enjoy and have a future with.”

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