Sport

sports-academiesHow would you like to turn your passion for sport into a future career? Our Sport and Leisure courses will help you discover the exciting opportunities available in this dynamic industry. From teaching to coaching, refereeing to sports therapy, we’ll give you the skills to get your career off the starting blocks.

What will you do?

Learning through sports participation, lectures, presentations, tutorials, individual and group work, you’ll improve your physical fitness, sports knowledge and understanding of how the body works. You’ll take part in lots of indoor and outdoor sporting activities, coaching, fitness training and some courses include residential trips.

Sports Academies

Want to take the next step? Want to compete with the best in the area? Our Sports Academies could be for you. Find out more by visiting our Sports Academies webpage www.stockton.ac.uk/sports-academies/

A Level & Equivalent

BTEC Sport & Exercise Science

The single A Level equivalent course is ideal for those that have enjoyed the theoretical aspects of GCSE PE and are keen advance their knowledge by studying sport and exercise science. There is a mixture of theory and practical in this academically challenging subject that works well when chosen with Biology, Health and Social Care, Business and amongst many others.

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Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form


What will you do?

We will cover a wide range of topics including: Functional Anatomy, Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Coaching for Performance and Fitness and Specialised Fitness Training.


How will you learn?

All of our classes are a mixture of theory and practical. Wherever possible underpinning theory will be demonstrated in a practical context using our excellent facilities. We will do a mixture of group work, individual work, research, and presentations.


How are you assessed?

This course is assessed through assignments and a range of practical assessments that are directly related to current industry practice. Examples include written reports, presentations and observations of practical competence.


You need:

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.


What kit/uniform do I need?

There is a minimum kit package that you will be required to purchase. The package includes a t-shirt, shorts and mid-layer top. The cost is £55 (subject to change).


What’s next?

The majority of students progress onto Higher Education and study degrees in Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Sports Coaching. Other options include Advanced Apprenticeships in Personal Training, Community Sport and Health Officer, Advanced Coach in Sport and Physical Activity, amongst many more.


Reasons to join us

  • This course has had a 100% pass rate for 3 years.
  • Our sports facilities are state-of-the-art including sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite, and a FIFA 1 Standard FA-accredited Astro Turf football pitch.
  • The teamwork and employability skills that you will develop during the course will be helpful for any future career in any industry.
  • We are a TASS Dual Career Accredited Centre and can provide additional support towards your studies and sports performance.

What our students say:

“Teaching is enjoyable with lots of different ways to get the best out of you”

“All teachers are supportive and enthusiastic about their subjects. They have all really helped me to achieve my goals.”

“Fun and enjoyable. The course explores different aspects of sports science”

“The course gives you a real insight into the sporting world”

“The course is fun and educational”


How do I apply/enrol?

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.

Vocational

Are you inspired by the success of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics? Why not make a living from doing the things that you love?

Sport is an ever expanding industry and recent success such as Olympic glory and Andy Murray winning the Wimbledon title has left more people bitten by the bug, increasing the demand for coaches, teachers and sports stars of the future.

At our Sports Centre in Billingham you will be equipped with first-class facilities and work within an environment solely dedicated to sport. Experienced tutors will guide you through your course through their knowledge and expertise.

Our courses require commitment and dedication from you and cover both the theoretical and practical elements of the subject.

If you think that you have the energy, dedication and drive, we’d love you to join us.

Sport (Level 1 Intro Diploma)

This introductory course is perfect for those interested in the sport and active leisure industry. The course covers all the basics including how the body works, how to lead a healthy lifestyle, taking part in fitness sessions, taking part in different sports and work experience.

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Duration: One year
Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form


What will I do?

You will study a range of topics including How Exercise Affects the Body, Coaching Skills in Sport, Keeping Active and Healthy, Training for Fitness and Playing Sport. You will also have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work experience in the sport and active leisure environment.


How will I learn?

Learning through sports participation, lectures, presentations, tutorials, individual and group work. You will improve your physical fitness, sports knowledge and understanding of how the body works. You’ll take part in lots of indoor and outdoor sporting activities, coaching and fitness training.


How am I assessed?

This course is assessed through assignments and a range of practical assessments that are directly related to current industry practice. There are no exams for this course.


You need:

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.


What kit/uniform do I need?

There is a minimum kit package that you will be required to purchase. The package includes a t-shirt, shorts and mid-layer top. The cost is £55 (subject to change).


What’s next?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Sport, Exercise and Fitness. Other options include progressing onto an Intermediate Apprenticeship in either Activity Leadership or Exercise and Fitness or gaining employment in the sport/leisure industry (e.g. leisure assistant, sports coach or retail).


Reasons to join us:

  • Our courses have had high pass rates for the past six years!
  • Our sports facilities are state-of-the-art including sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite, and an FA-accredited Astro Turf football pitch.
  • The teamwork and employability skills that you will develop during the course will be helpful for any future career in any industry.

How do I apply/enrol?

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.


What will I do?

You will study a range of modules including: How the Body Works, Physical Activities for Children, Taking Part in Sport and Assisting at a Sport or Active Leisure Event. You will also undertake voluntary work experience in the sport and active leisure environment.


How will I learn?

Learning through sports participation, lectures, presentations, tutorials, individual and group work, you’ll improve your physical fitness, sports knowledge and understanding of how the body works. You’ll take part in lots of indoor and outdoor sporting activities, coaching and fitness training.


How am I assessed?

The course follows a pattern of knowledge and skill development and then assessment through assignments and a range of practical assessments that are directly related to current industry practice.


You need:

To have achieved A*/9-G/1 grades in at least four GCSE programmes (including GCSE English and Maths), or a full Entry Level 3 qualification.


What kit/uniform do I need?

There is a minimum kit package that you will be required to purchase. The package includes Nike training t-shirt, shorts and mid-layer top. The cost is £53 (subject to change).


What else do I need to know?

You will learn about the exciting world of sport and fitness. If you do not have a Grade A*/9-C/4 in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your study programme.


What's next?

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sport, Exercise & Fitness).


Reasons to join us:

  • Our facilities are state of the art including sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite and the recently installed FIFA 1 standard FA accredited Astro Turf football pitch.
  • Our success rates are fantastic with a 100% pass rate.
  • The team work and employability skills developed throughout the course will be helpful for any future career.

How do I apply/enrol?

Sport, Exercise & Fitness (Level 2 Diploma)

Take your interest in sport and fitness to the next level with this course that combines practical activities with theoretical study and prepares you for work in the sport, health and fitness industry. The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress further or to gain employment in a sport-related setting. You will be given the chance to take part in a number of indoor and outdoor sport and fitness activities and study theoretical areas such as anatomy and physiology and nutrition.

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Duration: One year
Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form


What will I do?

You will study a range of topics including Participating in Sport, Health, Exercise and Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise, Sports Coaching, and Development of Personal Fitness. You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience in the sport and fitness industry.


How will I learn?

You will have both theory and practical sessions in which you will cover specific criteria related to each individual unit. Activities in class, the sports hall and Astro Turf will range from group work, individual work, research, presentations and practical application.


How am I assessed?

This course is assessed through assignments and a range of practical assessments that are directly related to current industry practice.


You need:

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.


What kit/uniform do I need?

There is a minimum kit package that you will be required to purchase. The package includes a t-shirt, shorts and mid-layer top. The cost is £55 (subject to change).


What’s next?

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Sport. Other options include progressing onto an Intermediate Apprenticeship in either Activity Leadership or Exercise and Fitness or gaining employment in the sport/leisure industry (e.g. leisure assistant, sports coach or retail).


Reasons to join us: 

  • Our courses have had high pass rates for the past six years!
  • Our sports facilities are state-of-the-art including sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite, and an FA-accredited Astro Turf football pitch.
  • The teamwork and employability skills that you will develop during the course will be helpful for any future career in any industry.

What our students say:

“An excellent course which I thoroughly enjoyed. The course is full of interesting units and has allowed me to develop my knowledge in various areas of sport and has prepared me well for my level 3 course. I would definitely recommend it.”

“The standard of teaching is excellent and I received fantastic support from learning support staff, which helped me complete the course to the best of my ability. I was nervous to begin with but the teachers were very welcoming and I settled into college life quickly. Overall, an amazing course.”


How do I apply/enrol? 

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.

Sport & Physical Activity (Level 3 Diploma)

This course has a great blend of sports theory and practical. It covers key aspects of sport and fitness including anatomy, physiology and sport psychology, we also look at sports careers, including sports coaching, fitness training and sports nutrition. It is the perfect route for anyone who would like to go on to study a foundation degree or into employment in the sport and leisure industry.

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Duration: One year
Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form


What will I study?

We will cover a wide range of topics including: anatomy and physiology, physiology of fitness, fitness training and programming, sports nutrition, sports psychology and analysis of sports performance amongst many other subjects.


How will I learn?

All of our classes are a mixture of theory and practical. Wherever possible underpinning theory will be demonstrated in a practical context using our excellent facilities. We will do a mixture of group work, individual work, research, and presentations.


How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through assignments and a range of practical assessments that are directly related to current industry practice. Examples include written reports, presentations and observations of practical competence. There are no exams for this course.


What kit/uniform do I need?

There is a minimum kit package that you will be required to purchase. The package includes a t-shirt, shorts and mid-layer top. The cost is £55 (subject to change).


What’s next? 

This course opens many doors, including the opportunity to further study the subject in higher education. A lot of our students go on to complete the FdSc in Sport and Fitness based here at Bede Sixth Form, and others go on to work in the sport and leisure sector. These include personal training, sports coaching and sports development.


You need:

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.


Reasons to join us:

  • Our sports facilities are state-of-the-art including sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite, and an FA-accredited Astro Turf football pitch.
  • The teamwork and employability skills that you will develop during the course will be helpful for any future career in any industry.
  • We are a TASS Dual Career Accredited Centre and can provide additional support towards your studies and sports performance.

How do I apply/enrol?

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.

Sport & Exercise Science (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

The premier sports course that is aimed at students that want to study Sport and Exercise Science full-time with a view to progress on to University or Advanced Level Apprenticeships. It is an aspirational and academically challenging course, which focuses on the study of Sport Science. We cover a variety of applied science-based units such as Anatomy, Physiology and Sport Psychology to provide you with key underpinning knowledge. We also progress into studying key vocational areas, such as Sports Injuries and Massage, Sports Coaching, Fitness Training and research-based areas.

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Duration: One year
Attendance:
Full-time
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form


What will I do?

We will cover a wide range of topics including: Sport and Exercise Physiology, Functional Anatomy, Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance, Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing, Coaching for Performance and Fitness, Specialised Fitness Training, Sports Injury and Assessment, Sports Massage, Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science, Technology in Sport and Exercise Science, Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science, and Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise Science.


How will I learn?

All of our classes are a mixture of theory and practical. Wherever possible underpinning theory will be demonstrated in a practical context using our excellent facilities. We will do a mixture of group work, individual work, research, and presentations.


How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through a mixture of assignments, practical assessments and exams. Examples include written reports, presentations and observations of practical competence.


You need:

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.


What kit/uniform do I need?

There is a minimum kit package that you will be required to purchase. The package includes a t-shirt, shorts and mid-layer top. The cost is £55 (subject to change).


What’s next?

The majority of students progress onto Higher Education and study degrees in Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Sports Coaching. Other options include Advanced Apprenticeships in Personal Training, Community Sport and Health Officer, Advanced Coach in Sport and Physical Activity, amongst many more.


Reasons to join us:

  • Our courses have had high pass rates for the past six years!
  • Our sports facilities are state-of-the-art including sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite, and an FA-accredited Astro Turf football pitch.
  • The teamwork and employability skills that you will develop during the course will be helpful for any future career in any industry.
  • We are a TASS Dual Career Accredited Centre and can provide additional support towards your studies and sports performance.

What our students say:

“Teaching is enjoyable with lots of different ways to get the best out of you”

“All teachers are supportive and enthusiastic about their subjects. They have all really helped me to achieve my goals.”

“Fun and enjoyable. The course explores different aspects of sports science”

“The course gives you a real insight into the sporting world”

“The course is fun and educational”


How do I apply/enrol? 

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.

HE

The course encompasses the instruction of physical exercise and sport to a wide population across a range of settings. Potential graduates will develop the skills necessary to be able to instruct fitness and sport to individuals and groups of varying ages. This programme includes individual instruction, based in a gym-environment and group instruction in a sports setting. A range of communication skills will be developed to enable graduates to effectively instruct physical activity, increasing the employability of graduating students.

FdSc Sport & Fitness

The course encompasses the instruction of physical exercise and sport to a wide population across a range of settings. Potential graduates will develop the skills necessary to be able to instruct fitness and sport to individuals and groups of varying ages. This programme includes individual instruction, based in a gym-environment and group instruction in a sports setting. A range of communication skills will be developed to enable graduates to effectively instruct physical activity, increasing the employability of graduating students.


Factfile:

Attendance: Full-time

Start date: September 2020

Duration: 2 years

Location: Billingham Site


What will you do?

Year 1 modules – Level 4

  • Research and Study Skills in Sport and Fitness
  • Instructing Sports Activities
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology for Instructors of Sport and Fitness
  • Principles of Fitness and Instruction
  • Working with Children

Year 2 modules – Level 5

  • Research Methods in Sport and Fitness
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Human Movement and Physical Activity
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Practical Experience in Sport and Fitness

How will I learn?

The majority of modules will be taught via a mixture of lectures, interactive seminars and practical workshops. The professional practice module in year 2 is a placement in either a sport or fitness setting (e.g. sports club, school, fitness centre or gym, etc.).


How am I assessed?

Assessments are in a variety of formats including reports, presentations, examinations and portfolios of work.


You need:

  • 40-48 UCAS points from a relevant level 3 qualification
  • A minimum grade C in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent
  • An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

What financial and additional support can I get?

You can take a loan out with the Student Loan Company to cover the full course cost. You can also apply for a maintenance loan of up to £6,900. These loans are subject to having not taken a student loan out for a previous degree. Repayments do not start until you earn over £25,000.


What’s next?

BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise (Top-up)


How do I apply/enrol?

To apply, visit www.tees.ac.uk, where you will be directed to UCAS to complete your application for this course.


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Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to get into the world of work and earn real money whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

If you are a school leaver, currently unemployed or looking to start a new career, Stockton Riverside College can help you to find the right Apprenticeship and employer for you.

Exercise and Fitness Apprenticeships

Exercise and Fitness Apprenticeships give you the skills needed for a career in the leisure sector. Apprenticeships may be carried out in privately-run sports and leisure clubs or at facilities run by local authorities and leisure trusts.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice, duties may include:
• Drawing up session plans
• Preparing for and delivering exercise and fitness sessions
• Selling club memberships and services
• Evaluating fitness and exercise sessions
• Ensuring health and safety standards are met
• Cleaning and preparing specific areas
• Ensuring equipment is well maintained
• Helping customers

As a level 3 apprentice, you can train as a Personal Trainer. Duties include:
• Prepare and deliver training programmes
• Be able to cater for a variety of needs ranging from older adults to athletes and people wishing to train for a specific sporting activity

Assessment:

You will be allocated a course tutor/assessor to provide guided learning and support with assignments. You will be observed in the workplace by your allocated assessor.

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.

Duration:

Level 2: 12 months
Level 3: 18 months

Activity Leadership Apprenticeships

An Activity Leadership apprenticeship is ideal for those who would like to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate a series of sport and physical activities.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice, duties may include:
• Planning and preparing sport and physical activity sessions
• Evaluating sport and physical activity sessions
• Ensuring health and safety standards are met
• Ensuring equipment is well maintained
• Demonstrating excellent customer service

Assessment:

You will be allocated a course tutor/assessor to provide guided learning and support with assignments. You will be observed in the workplace by your allocated assessor.

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.

Duration:

12 months