This stimulating and challenging vocational course is for students who intend to study for a degree or follow a career in Sport and Recreation. This course can be studied as an equivalent to two A-Level subjects over a 2 year period.

Sessions will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons and wherever possible underpinning theory will also be demonstrated in a practical context. Assessment combines observed practical assessments, written reports, presentations, discussions, case studies, and work booklets.


As part of the course, learners will be involved in a number of exciting external visits which include Liverpool John Moores University sports science labs, Anfield stadium, Liverpool FC Academy and St George's Park. It is the college philosophy that learners should be exposed to specialists from the Sport and Active Leisure industry on a regular basis, as a result guest speakers are often present in class to enhance the learning experience.


Successful completion of the BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Year 1 of study achieving a Merit grade or higher.


Learners can progress to a Foundation Degree programme or a Full Honours Degree programme or into employment.


Grades achieved at the end of the course can be converted to UCAS points for university. A PP grade is equivalent to 80 UCAS points, A MM grade is equal to 160 UCAS points, A DD grade is equal to 240 UCAS points and a D*D* is equal to 280 UCAS points.