Sport and Exercise Science Level 3 Vocational
The sport & fitness industry currently sits in the top 15 industrial sectors in the UK, contributing £39 billion to the economy, 1.9% of the total. The number of sport related jobs in the UK is estimated at over 400,000. The sector also has a large number of volunteers, with the estimated economic value of £2.7 billion. Additionally participation in sport brings health benefits to the nation, which is currently estimated at £11.2 billion.
By studying one of our sports courses you will develop the specific knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector to be successful. You will experience a hands on approach to learning with the emphasis on doing including; running coaching sessions; preparing gym programmes; helping at sporting events in the local area. You will learn and forge friendships with people that share the same ambitions as you to succeed within this industry.
What will you study?
There are two units that are mandatory to achieve the qualification. These are; Preparing for a career in sport & physical activity and Exercise, health and lifestyle.
Preparing for a career in sport.
In this unit, you will look at the employment opportunities and trends in the sport and physical activity sector. This will help you to prepare for a chosen career in the sector before undertaking and reviewing their performance in an interview for a sport and physical activity job.
Select a career you would like to work in from the sport & leisure industry.
What are the main skills and qualities that you would need for your chosen career? Try to explain why they are important for your chosen job.
What qualifications would you need for this career? Outline a plan of how you would achieve these. How long might it take? How do you feel about that?
Why do you think you are suited to this career choice? This is a chance to tell us a bit about yourself. What skills and experience do you currently have/hope to gain? Why this career? Why sport?
Finally, how will studying at New College help you to achieve this career aim?
These websites will help you.
The task on page one links directly to the career unit and reflects the sort of information that you are likely to be asked to produce. In order to help prepare you further it is advisable to start developing your CV and designing a cover letter for applying to a potential work placement opportunity.
Follow the links for advice on preparing these documents.
Exercise, health and lifestyle.
In this unit, you will understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and provide lifestyle improvement strategies to an individual. This will be done through investigating the impact of various factors such as exercise, alcohol and diet on a person’s lifestyle. Following this, you will assess an individual’s lifestyle and create a health related physical activity plan.
The first part of the unit will ask you to examine the impact of different lifestyle factors, namely, physical activity, alcohol, diet, smoking, stress and use of drugs. There are a number of benefits/risks to health associated with these factors. Using the following links start to build a bank of information around each lifestyle factor.
Are there any guidelines to follow (usually set by Government) to maintain health?
What are the benefits to health if you follow these guidelines? What risks to health are there if you do not follow? Some of the factors do not have guidelines do not worry about this: think about the benefits/risks.
https://www.drugwise.org.uk/what-are-the-dangers-from-using-drugs/ Good luck, the sport team look forward to welcoming you to New College.