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Sports NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership


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 William Ellis School for two sessions per week.


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  •  Interest in working with young people in sports and education
  • Record of attending GCSE/BTEC examinations


  • Examples of good behaviour at school within learning and a successful enrolment interview

You will be committed to participating in a team based course and show and 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.


Nine compulsory units will be completed:

1. Prepare for activity sessions
2. Lead activity sessions
3. Conclude and review activity sessions
4. Support the work of the team
5. Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure
6. Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation
7. Support the development of the sport or activity
8. Enable disabled people to take part in activities
9. Set up, take down and store activity equipment


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 and your answers
  • completed assignments
  • 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 dedicated sports development team.