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Diploma in Activity Leadership - Level 2

Academy of Sport


The course units include:

  • Health, safety and welfare in sport and active leisure
  • Set up, take down and store sport equipment
  • Lead sport and leisure activities to a range of participants
  • Safeguarding and protecting young people
  • Working with disabled participants
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate sporting activities

As part of the course you will be expected to complete a minimum of 50 hours work placement for 'on the job' training and assessment

Functional Skills are a mandatory part of the course and you will be required to study either Maths, English or ICT which will be determined by your previous achievements in these subjects. These qualifications are designed to enhance your employment opportunities.

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Entry requirements

Four GCSEs with at least grade 3/D including English and maths; or Level 1 Functional Skills English and maths and a Level 1 Diploma in Public Services, or Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure.

Following your application you will normally be offered a place on a course subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

You will be expected to undertake a DBS check.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

You will be required to purchase and wear the Academy of Sport kit when in college.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20201 yr(s)1163A1FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One academic year.


How will I be assessed?

Practical observation
Knowledge questioning/workbooks/tests
Reflective accounts
Witness testimonies

Success rates



What will I study?



Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

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How do I apply?

Apply online


Next steps

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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