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Sports NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership

studied at WES/Talacre



This is a one year NVQ course designed for students who are within or are considering a career in the sports/play or youth industries.

It gives the opportunity to progress coaching skills in a range of sports, leading to level 1 or 2 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 WES for two sessions per week.



Level 1 NVQ Award in Sport and Active Leisure

GCSE at 3 or above in 2 subjects including Maths and English or 7-4 in PE

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.


Eight compulsory units will be completed:

  • Prepare for activity sessions
  • Lead activity sessions
  • Conclude and review activity sessions
  • Support the work of the team
  • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation
  • Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation
  • Support the development of the sport or activity
  • Set up, take down and store activity equipment

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 3 courses at colleges can be accessed from this course, including the Level  3 NVQ Diploma in sports development.

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.