Sport and Outdoor Leadership

About the course

The Protective Services Academy – Sport, Leadership and Outdoor programmes are bespoke academic and personal development programme designed for 14-19 year olds interested in a career in sport or the outdoors.

All programmes will provide students with a nationally recognised qualification as well as the knowledge, leadership skills and physical & mental robustness that will support them move successfully on to level 3 study employment/apprenticeship on completion.

SPORT AND OUTDOOR PROGRAMMES

BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness (14 – 16 only)

The BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness is equivalent in weight to ONE GCSE (120GLH) and is delivered over ONE YEAR, which makes it an excellent option for both year 10 and 11s as an internal alternative provision in school

Unit covered:

  • Unit 1: Understand the Body and the Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity
  • Unit 2: The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity
  • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity

Delivery options for this qualification

Option 1 – Students attend this internal alternative provision on a period by period basis. PSA becomes integrated into the students’ school day when the timetable says ‘PSA’ they would come to use like they would any other lessons.

For example, they may attend PSA Period 1, English Period 2 & 3, back to PSA Period 4 etc 

Option 2 – Students attend this internal alternative provision for a full day block (up to three days per week). Students would remain on-site so would access school break and lunch to allow the students to remain part of the school community but would be supervised fully by PSA staff throughout the day.

Both options will maximise the chances of achievement and positive progression at the end of KS4. We are happy to discuss alternative delivery options that best suit the needs of the school and the students.

Ultimately, the aim of both options is to ensure that upon completion all students that access our alternative education programmes are fully prepared re-entry into education, progression to further education or enter employment

 

BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma for Sport and Activity Leaders (16 – 19 only)

The BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma for Sport and Activity Leaders is equivalent in weight to THREE GCSEs (360GLH) and is delivered over ONE YEAR.

This programme is designed for 16-19 year olds interested in a career in sport or the outdoors. However, have not quite achieved the entry requirements for immediate progression to Level 3 study and would benefit from another year before progressing.

This programme will provide its student with a nationally recognised qualification as well as the knowledge, leadership skills and physical & mental robustness that will support them move successfully on to level 3 study employment/apprenticeship on completion.

Unit Covered:

  • Unit 1 Leading Sport Safely and Effectively
  • Unit 2 Working in Sport and Activity Leadership
  • Unit 3 Leading Sport and Physical Activity
  • Unit 4 Coaching Sport
  • Unit 5 Developing Skills for Sport and Activity Leadership
  • Unit 6 Getting Others Active Outdoors
  • Unit 8 Delivering a Sports Activity Event

Health and Fitness

Fitness Testing, Stress and Mental Health, Sports, Adventurous Activities, Endurance Training, Strength and Conditioning, Personal Hygiene, Physical injury prevention, Nutrition, Sleep and Substance Misuse plus much more…

Careers and Personal Development

Careers and Employment,  STEM, Personal Values, British Army Look at Life Residential, , Educational Visits, First Aid and Emergency Care, Effective Communication, Service Entrance Test, Fieldcraft and Map Reading and Navigation plus much more…

Progression Routes

Achieving this qualification will give learners an advantage when applying for sport and activity leadership roles. Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 qualifications across might consider progression to:

  • A-Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • Study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Sport or BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Fitness Services.
  • Enter employment or an Apprenticeship in the sport or sport and exercise areas.

 

School Enquiry Form

If you would like more information about how PSA can support your school and its students through the delivery of these Sport and Outdoor qualifications through an internal alternative or full-time post 16 provision. Please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you.

School enquiry form
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