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

Subsidiary Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science Level 3

This course is designed to give learners the skills, knowledge and experience needed to improve physiologically and psychologically. Learners will gain an in-depth knowledge of the science behind sport and take part in practical sessions.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: Two year (linear)

Starting date: September 2017

Location: Billingham campus


What will I study?

Modules covered include the Anatomy for Sport & Exercise, Sport & Exercise Physiology, Sport & Exercise Psychology and a mix of units linked to fitness.


How will I learn?

Learners will have both theory and practical sessions in which they will cover specific criteria related to each individual unit.

Once learners have a sound knowledge of the unit criteria they will then complete assessments specific to the unit title.


How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed internally through presentations, practical activities, written reports and group work.


What are my career opportunities following completion of this course?

This course is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to progress onto a sport related degree.


What days and times does the course run?

The level 3 programme runs over two academic years.  This is run as an option within the A-level provision.


What are the entry requirements?

A merit in BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or a minimum of four GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above which must include Maths, English Language and Science. Grades 7, 6, and 5 are preferable as is a sporting/ fitness background.


What else do I need to know?

This programme will be run over two year allowing learners to gain an insight into the sport and exercise science modules.


How much does the course cost?

Please contact student finance on:  01642 631337


3 Reasons to join us: Great student environment, high success rates and opportunities to achieve extra vocational qualifications

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 & Active Leisure Diploma (Level 1)

This course is aimed at those interested in the sport and active leisure industry. It is an introductory course that covers 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. There are no exams involved in the study of this course.

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Duration: One year
Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form


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?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply/

Sport, Exercise & Fitness Diploma (Level 2)

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 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form


What will I do?

You will study a range of modules including participating in sport, introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition, anatomy and physiology for exercise, sports coaching and development of personal fitness. You will also undertake 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 the class / sports hall / Astro turf will include group work, individual work, research, presentations and practical application.


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-D/3 grades in at least four GCSE programmes (including GCSE English Language and Maths), an NVQ Level 1, or a Level 1 Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure (or an equivalent 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, you will develop your knowledge in unit such as Development of Personal Fitness & Anatomy and Physiology. You will also look to learn about sport and fitness and apply this in practical situations.


What’s next?

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Sport.


Reasons to join us: 

  • Our success rates are fantastic with a 100% pass rate.
  • 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.
  • The team work and employability skills developed throughout the course will be helpful for any future career.

How do I apply/enrol? 

http://www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Sport, Performance & Excellence Diploma (Level 3)

This Diploma is a two-year full-time course for those learners who meet the GCSE requirements but do not pass English and/or maths. The course is worth the equivalent of two A Levels and prepares learners to go on to study a Foundation Degree or to enter employment. Core units such as anatomy, physiology and sport psychology are taken but also applied aspects in careers such as sports coaching, fitness training and sports nutrition. It is an ideal course for those that are focused on a career in the sport and exercise sector or have aspirations of going to university.

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Duration: Two years
Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form


What will I study?

You will study 13 units, including: Anatomy & Physiology, Physiology of Fitness, Fitness Training and Programming, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and Analysis of Sports Performance amongst many others.


How will I learn?

Sessions will be a mixture of theory and practical. Wherever possible underpinning theory will be demonstrated in a practical context. Activities in the class / sports hall / Astro pitch will include group work, individual work, research and presentations.


How will I be assessed?

There will be a variety of assessment methods used and learners will have a thorough understanding of the evidence they are expected to produce. Examples include written reports, presentations and observations of practical competence.


What’s next? 

Learners have the opportunity to study in higher education with the majority studying the FdSc in Sport and Fitness. Others gain employment in the sport and leisure sector and work as leisure assistants and sports coaches.


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?

By completing this course you will achieve the equivalent to two full A levels. This will support progression to higher education.


Reasons to join us:

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

Sport, Performance & Excellence Extended Diploma (Level 3)

The Extended Diploma in Sport is a full-time, two-year programme. It covers a variety of areas related to the sport, health and fitness sector. It teaches you the core principles of anatomy, physiology and sport psychology but also applied aspects in careers such as sports coaching, fitness training and sports injuries and massage. It is an ideal course for those that focused on a career in a career in the sport and exercise sector and have aspirations of going to university.

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Duration: Two year
Attendance:
Full-time
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form


What will I do?

You will study 19 modules, including: anatomy and physiology, physiology of fitness, fitness training and programming, sports psychology, sports nutrition, sports injuries, sports massage, analysis of sports performance amongst many others.


How will I learn?

Sessions will be a mixture of theory and practical. Wherever possible underpinning theory will be demonstrated in a practical context. Activities in the class / sports hall / astro turf will range from group work, individual work, research and presentations.


How will I be assessed?

There will be a variety of assessment methods used and learners will have a thorough understanding of the evidence they are expected to produce. Examples include written reports, presentations and observations of practical competence.


You need:

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 in a minimum of four GCSE programmes, including either GCSE English Language or Maths.


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?

Modules covered include Anatomy for Sport & Exercise, Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise and additional optional units to make up the 180 credits required.


What’s next?

The majority of learners go on to study Higher Education courses in either sports coaching, physical education, sport science, sports therapy or another relevant course. These students have gone on to gain highly skilled jobs as Sport Scientists, Sports Therapists, Personal Trainers, PE Teachers and FE College Lecturers. Others gain employment in the sport and leisure sector and work as leisure assistants and sports coaches.


Reasons to join us:

  • Our success rates are fantastic with a 100% pass rate.
  • 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.
  • The team work and employability skills developed throughout the course will be helpful for any future career.

How do I apply/enrol? 

http://www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Sport & Exercise Science Extended Diploma (Level 3)

The Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science is a full-time, two-year programme. It is an academically challenging course which focuses on the study of sport science. There are a variety of applied science-based units such as anatomy, physiology and sport psychology to provide key underpinning knowledge. This progresses into studying units such as sports injuries, sports massage and research-based areas. It is an ideal course for those that are focused on going to university to study a sport science, sports therapy or physiotherapy.

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Duration: Two years
Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form


What will I do?

You will study 18 modules, including: sport and exercise anatomy, sport and exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, sports massage, sport injuries, sports nutrition, research methods and a research project amongst many others.


How will I learn? 

Sessions will be a mixture of theory and practical. Wherever possible underpinning theory will be demonstrated in a practical context. Activities in the class / sports hall / astro turf will range from group work, individual work, research and presentations.


How am I assessed?

There will be a variety of assessment methods used and learners will have a thorough understanding of the evidence they are expected to produce. Examples include written reports, presentations and observations of practical competence.


You need:

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 grades in a minimum of four GCSE programmes, including GCSE English Language, Maths and Science.


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?

By completing this course you will achieve the equivalent to three full A levels, you can achieve up to 168 UCAS points. This will support progression to higher education to study sport science and physiotherapy.


What’s next?

The majority of learners go on to study higher education courses in either sports science, sports therapy or physiotherapy.


Reasons to join us:

  • Our success rates are fantastic with a 100% pass rate.
  • 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.
  • The team work and employability skills developed throughout the course will be helpful for any future career.

How do I apply/enrol?

http://www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

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.

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.

Attendance: Full time

Start date: September 2018

Duration: 2 years

Location: Billingham Site

What will you do? 

Year 1 modules

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

Year 2 modules

  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Human Movement and Physical Activity
  • Practical Experience in Sport and Fitness
  • Research Methods 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 (e.g. BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Levels, Cambridge Technical, etc.)
  • GCSE to a minimum of C grade in English, Maths and Science or equivalent
  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application

What’s next?

  • Upon successful completion of the FdSc Sport and Fitness, student’s can progress to the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise (Top-Up)
  • Employment into the sport and leisure sector

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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