Diploma in Sport // Level 2

The course for you if ...

You want to fulfil your dreams of a career in sport and would like to develop advanced skills in the subject. This course suits those with a strong interest in sport who want to learn more about anatomy and physiology, planning sports events and activities, developing personal fitness and the effect of exercise on the body.

In addition to gaining skills and enhancing sports knowledge, you will write diet plans, analyse the human body, carry out fitness testing and investigate the lifestyle of an athlete.

You will get the opportunity to visit sport venues such as Whickham Thorns Outdoor Centre and ‘Drugs in Sport’ workshop at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D (3) or above (with at least one at Grade C (4) or above) or a successful pass at Level 1 Sport and 1 GCSE at Grade D (3) or above. You can progress from a relevant Level 1 qualification. You will need to attend an informal interview with the course tutor and provide a reference from a personal tutor.


Assessment is coursework based using a variety of methods including oral exams, practical demonstrations, presentations, reports, role plays and observations.

Progression & Careers

You could progress onto a Level 3 Sport qualification if you achieve at least a MERIT on this course. Careers include: Leisure Centre Assistant, Fitness Instructor and Sports Coach.

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 2
Attendance Full-time
Duration One year
Campus Coast Road Campus