Leisure, Fitness and Public Services

PLEASE NOTE – this course is now called Active Industries.

Course Information

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Foundation Learning and Support
  • Qualification BTEC Level 1 Vocational Diploma
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 1
  • Location Ted Wragg Building (Hele Road site)
  • Course Length 1 year

Please note – this course is now called Active Industries.

This course offers you a broad introduction to a career in the sports, outdoor adventure or public services industries and will help you develop the basic skills, knowledge and qualities you need to progress.

On this course you will:

  • Take part in a variety of health and fitness activities
  • Improve your team working skills
  • Take part in a range of outdoor activities
  • Improve your ability in English and Maths in preparation for progression
  • Understand and develop the skills and qualities necessary to work in this industry
  • Benefit from taking part in work experience
  • Have guest speakers and visits to a range of leisure, sport and public service organisations

You will be assessed by assignments and coursework, with exams for Maths and English.

Choose this course if… you are thinking of a future career in the leisure, sport or public sectors. You will be able to explore the wide range of services and job roles as you build up the essential skills needed such as, confidence, team building, leadership, organisation, problem solving and fitness.

Future Steps: On successful completion of this course you may be able to progress to a Level 2 course in Outdoor Education or Sport or an Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements: Minimum of a grade 2 in English Language and Maths. If you don’t have a grade 4 in English and Maths, you will be required to study for this alongside your course. Plus, you will need two additional GCSEs at grade 2 or above, or equivalent. An interest in gaining a job in sport, leisure or the public sector is important.


You will have access to all the College facilities, including a student restaurant, full media suite, gym and fully equipped learning resource centre. You will also access Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre.

Additional Costs

A £75 resource fee applies.

The resource fee covers trips and visits, external speakers course material and any additional activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, first aid and expedition equipment.

There will also be some personal equipment that is required, such as walking boots and waterproofs. A full kit list will be given at your interview.

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