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Sport and Public Services

Sport and Public Services

Level 1
Gloucester

Course Overview

Full Time
Certificate

Ideal if: you would like an introduction to the basics of working in the sports industry, and want to develop the skills needed to progress to a Level 2 qualification.

You’ll learn: how to develop training programmes, teamwork, map reading and navigation, career planning and employability skills.

Expect: to develop your English and maths skills, as well as take part in work-related activities to enable progression on to Level 2.

You’ll love: our campus facilities and great range of sports teams – perfect for building your fitness and sports skills.

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the basics of working in the sports industry.

You will develop a range of skills which can include:

  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Being organised 
  • Planning and navigating a route
  • Taking part in sport and fitness

Prepare yourself for an active career in a range of sectors including sport leadership, leisure and recreation and the fitness industry by enrolling yourself onto the Level 1 Sport and Public Service course. This course will put your fitness levels to the test, and at the same time you’ll learn all about physical fitness, team sports, safety factors relating to exercise, sports leadership and teamwork.

This is a great introductory course that will give you plenty of options and allow you to pursue your dream career.

As part of your studies, you’ll get the chance to improve on your English and maths skills that help you succeed in education, employment, lifelong learning and personal development. You will also have a Professional Development Coach that will help you improve your employability skills.

When you are required to undertake sporting activities, you’ll need to wear the correct sports kit and footwear. During the year, the tutors will organise trips and activities that are relevant to your course. There is a charge for these trips and activities and you will be expected to pay when you enrol for the course. Full details can be given by the tutor.

  • Typical Entry Criteria

    • Three GCSE Subjects at Grade 2:

      • Recommended Age Criteria: Under 19 (Learners with an Education Health Care Plan Under 23)

    Gloucestershire College welcome any other/combinations of relevant qualifications that are comparable and/or equivalent to the typical course entry requirements.

    For 19+ applicants that do not have recognised qualifications may still meet course entry requirements through alternative methods of assessment at the College’s discretion.

    All queries regarding course entry criteria including the equivalency of qualifications and exceptional extenuating circumstances should be directed by email to the Admissions Department through applications@gloscol.ac.uk.

  • Upon completion, you may move on to the Level 2 course in sport, public service, outdoor activities or a relevant apprenticeship.

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Sport and Public Services

What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Age: 16-18

You will pay

£150

for your course

This includes the following fees:

Events: £150

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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British and European Union students

Age: 19+

Costs start at

£1,042

for your course

This includes the following fees:

Events: £150

Exam: £52

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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Overseas students

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Sport and uniformed public service courses can lead to a wealth of exciting opportunities and prepare you for a life of responsibility.

Sport and Physical Activity

The sport and recreation industry is an increasingly popular area of study, providing employment opportunities in sports development, sports coaching, fitness and related areas. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a range of practical and theory modules, learning from industry experts.

Uniformed Public Services

GC offers a wide range of real emergency service and armed forces experiences as part of the uniformed public services course. This has led to many former students going on to join the emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance Service) and the armed forces (Army, RAF or the Royal Navy) upon successful completion of their course.

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Student Stories

Kyle Gomez

I’ve always wanted to do something to help the community and being in the police interested me, so I applied to study UPS at GC after a friend recommended it to me. I’ve formed really close friendships with my class through the team-building activities we do on the course. My dream is to work in the police and specialise in firearms; I’m considering going to university but ideally would like to go straight into the police once I complete my course.

Kyle Gomez

Level 3 - Uniformed Public Services - Gloucester Campus

Beckii Grount

I didn’t want to go to sixth form so I went to an open evening and I was impressed with the course and facilities. I’d like to join the police as a dog handler so this course was a good place to start. It’s been great getting to know everyone and making new friends and the expeditions. You’ve got nothing to lose! You’ll meet loads of friendly new people and the teachers treat you like adults."

Beckii Grount

Level 3 - Uniformed Public Services - Gloucester Campus

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