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Sport NVQ Level 1 Sport & Active Leisure

This is a one year NVQ course designed for students with an interest in the Sport, Leisure and Recreation Industry. It gives the opportunity to learn coaching skills in a range of sports, leading to coaching awards in various sports and Sports Leaders UK sports leadership awards as well as the NVQ qualification. The course is at Talacre Sports Centre with Camden Sports & Physical Activity Team. You will also be allocated a voluntary placement in either an educational or community setting where you will gain valuable experience in a ‘real setting’. If applicable you will also be given the opportunity to re-sit your GCSE Maths and English or complete your functional skills at William Ellis School for two sessions per week.


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Entry is by interview, the completion of our holiday assignment, evidence of having successfully participated in PE or team sports and having a sound record of attendance and punctuality. Students should be clear about their reasons for doing this course and be committed to participating in a team based course and show an interest in helping young people. An underpinning part of this course is working as part of a team. You will need to be aware of the commitment to being a regular, punctual and active member of the group, willing to work flexible hours as required.


Six compulsory units will be completed:

•Help to provide equipment for active leisure, learning and well-being activities

•Help to give good levels of service to participants and customers in active leisure, learning and well-being

•Deal with accidents and emergencies

•Help to plan and prepare an active leisure, learning and well- being session

•Help to maintain active leisure, learning and well-being facility areas

•Lead an activity within an active leisure, learning and well-being session

Your Tutors are members of Camden’s sport and physical activity team, giving all students the opportunity to learn from and work alongside trained professionals in the sports development industry.


You will be assessed regularly on your performance and you will produce a portfolio of evidence which will contain observations by your assessors of your performance, records of your work, witness testimony by people who have seen you at work, records of questions asked you, completed assignments set and simulations you have taken part in.


A range of Level 2 courses at colleges can be accessed from this course, including the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership. Some students broaden their vocational choice for a while by doing something different such as play work.

We also have an excellent record of Students progressing into employment please see some examples below:

I am now a full-time supervisor at a local sports centre.


I am an activity leader for Thomas Cook Holidays and recently got placed in Ibiza.


I am now a full time Customer Advisor at a local sports centre.


I am now a level 3 qualified Trampoline coach working for a local trampolining club.

If you wish to talk to someone about this course please contact 02079748763 or 02079748754 asking for a member of the NVQ team.