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Sport & Recreation - Level 5

Programme Title:  Sport & Recreation 

SCQF Level: 5

Qualification Description: Skills for Work

Start Date: June 2014                                End Date: May 2015

Day/Time: on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm

Course Outline/Description:

Students have the opportunity to build on skills developed from the Level 4 course although completion of this is not mandatory.  Students will engage in a range of areas essential within the world of sport and fitness.  Opportunities will arise for a work-based placement where students will experience the sports industry 1st hand.  The course will be taught through practical and theory sessions where students will be expected to meet these demands throughout.

Semester 1 - Units to be completed:

  • Assist With Fitness Programming
  • Assist With Daily Centre Duties


Semester 2 - Units to be completed:

  • Assist With A Component of Activity Sessions
  • Employment Opportunities in The Sport and Recreation Industry


Assessment Method for each of the Listed Units for this programme:

Assessment will be continual throughout the course with students expected to record information in Logbooks, plan and develop lesson plans, evaluate and review sessions, complete risk assessments, deal with accident reporting etc.  Observation checklists,

Observer reports and other assessment instruments will be used to gather information. 

Students are also required to research opportunities for employment in the sports industry, assess and produce relevant client training programmes and various report forms from work placements.

Describe how the pupils will be encouraged to develop Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work:

Through the nature of the unit students will be encouraged to develop key skills to be able to communicate effectively in a sporting context.  This will involve students delivering short activities to each other and also integrating with School clubs to develop knowledge and confidence in setting up equipment and H&S procedures.             

Throughout, students will be encouraged to use IT to develop certain parts of their course work.

Numeracy will also play a key part especially in the fitness aspects where they will need to look at timings of activities in relation to appropriate aspects of fitness – distances and formulas will also be implemented.

The element of a work placement places students in an industry specific area where they must develop skills to deal with colleagues, line managers and members of the public at an appropriate level.

If there are opportunities within this programme to progress, please describe them below:

Successful and suitable candidates will be considered for the NQ Sports Coaching & Fitness with students showing a high level of attendance, attainment and personal development guaranteeing a place on this course. 

Students showing an exceptionally high standard and achieve relevant academic qualifications at school will be considered for SVQ Level 2 and/or HNC/D Year 1 Coaching & Developing Sport.