BTEC Diploma Vocational Studies - Sport & Public Services Level 1

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Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Sport, Fitness and Leisure



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
04 September 2023

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements. However, an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.

In a nutshell

This course will provide you with a range of progression opportunities, including further learning at the college on one of our next level courses, an apprenticeship or employment.

This course is for you if...

...You’re unsure what you want to do
...You want to gain practical, transferable skills
...You want an insight into college life

What will I be doing?

Our Vocational Studies courses are designed to introduce you to the area of study that interests you and help you develop wider learning skills.

You'll get the opportunity to try more than one vocational area and gain an insight into college life. You'll develop practical, transferable skills and complete tasks that focus on demonstrating what you can do and what you have learned.

The core units are the same across all our Vocational Studies courses, which will help you develop your skills within your chosen vocational area. If you need to change to a different course, you can transfer the units studied on this course to your next one, if needed.

The core units you’ll follow include units such as:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic

You would then complete units from Public Services and Sport, possibly including:

  • Contributing to your community
  • Planning and navigating a route
  • Responding to an incident
  • Taking part in fitness testing
  • Playing sport
  • Assisting in a sports activity
  • Getting people active
  • Keeping active and healthy

You’ll be assessed through assignments, tasks and practical assessments and, upon completion, you’ll receive:

  • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English (if you haven't achieved a Grade C or above at GCSE level)
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

Additional costs at Crosskeys campus £80 School kit and £45 for outdoor activities.

What is expected of me?

There are no formal requirements. However, an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.

You’ll need to be motivated, hardworking and willing to try new things in the vocational areas.

There will be an expectation that you practise skills and techniques in realistic work environments within college, allowing you to build on your employability skills. Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a compulsory requirement of this course.

What comes next?

You could continue your studies at Level 2 in a vocational area of your choice, you could progress onto an apprenticeship or you could get a job in your chosen field.

Where can I study BTEC Diploma Vocational Studies - Sport & Public Services Level 1?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 04 September 2023

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team