Get into Sport (Ability Counts Academy) Entry Level 3/Level 1



The course gives you an insight into the industry of sport and leisure. It will enable you to develop the skills and qualities you need for further study or work. The course introduces you to topics such as how exercise affects the body, coaching skills, and playing sport. You will have the opportunity to be part of the award-winning Ability Counts Academy. The team will take part in regional and national football events during the year.

More about this course

Featured Modules

Taking part in sport and exploring different sports including football, cricket, basketball and boccia.

Exercise and Fitness - learning skills needed to support you in the exercise and fitness industry.  

Coaching Skills - Exploring how to be outstanding coach. 

Entry requirements

For the Entry Level 2 & 3 programmes, you do not need any qualifications.

For the Level 1 programmes, you need 2 GCSEs at grade 2 in either English or maths. You will be invited to an introductory ‘taster’ session before the course starts, to see if it is the right fit. We will do an assessment to find out which course level is right for you.

Before you start, you will meet other students and your tutors at College to help you settle in.

Progression Information
After you have finished the course you can progress on to a higher level of study, such as Sport BTEC Level 2.
Enrolment Type
This Course Meets The Needs Of The Region By
The course includes visits to local and national sports industries. Our curriculum includes giving our learners work skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving which gives our learners an insight into the world of work.
Trips And Visits
Through the course of study, learners engage in serveral visits to diffferent sports industries such as Bradford City Stadium, Educational Tour at Manchester City, visits to England's Institute of Sport in Sheffield and Nottingham University.
Is There Anything Else I Need To Know
As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to join the Ability Counts Football Academy. Every month, the team competes in competitive matches and national competitions which are held at St George’s Park National Football Centre.
Former Students
Bilal, a former student is now working in a Primary School as a Support Assistant.
A Favourite Moment Of Last Year Was
Sports students took part in the AOC National Championships Cup held at England's Training Complex at St George's Park. The learners were inspired to be playing on the same pitch as their footballing heroes.


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