BTEC Level 1 Diploma inSport and Active Leisure

This BTEC Level 1 Diploma is designed for school leavers wishing to study sport, exercise or fitness but who has not yet achieved any formal qualifications.

This course will help you to develop transferable skills, sporting knowledge, literacy and numeracy, before progressing on to a Level 2 course or into employment.

Course Content

Units include:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic
  • How Exercise Affects the Body
  • Training for Fitness
  • Playing Sport
  • Coaching Skills in Sport
  • Assisting in a Sports Activity
  • Contribute to Running an Event
  • Opportunity to resit GCSE Maths and/or English
  • Work placement

You will also have opportunities to gain further qualifications, which complement your course. Assessment combines observed practical assessments, written reports, case studies, and worksheets.


There are a range of trips and team-building activities included throughout this course and you will also have the opportunity to take part in enrichment sporting activities.

Entry Requirements

No GCSEs are required but you will need to attend lessons to develop your English and Maths skills.

Please note: This course is aimed at learners aged 16-18 and adult learners with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifying it as their chosen course. Adult learners are encouraged to contact Student Recruitment who will look at alternative Level 2 courses or if necessary Adult English and Maths courses that will enable them to join a Level 2 course afterwards.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice.

Progression Opportunities

The course can lead onto Level 2 courses in sport or employment within the industry.

After a Level 2 course has been completed, students can progress onto selected Level 3 Sport courses.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 23/24TFF6861


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Agra, India