*GLH (Guided Learning Hours) is the approximate time that the teacher will spend supervising or directing study time and assessment activities.
For both the Award and the Certificate there are two mandatory units:
Students explore a range of topical and contemporary issues in sport, such as participation levels and barriers, promoting values and ethical behaviour, and how sport contributes to society as a whole beyond simply providing entertainment.
Students try out a range of sports-related skills and techniques, including different practice methods for improving both their own performance and that of others. They develop their knowledge of the use of tactics and strategies in both individual and team sporting activities as well as their understanding of the rules, enabling them to carry out a number of officiating roles within the activities.
For the Certificate there are a further four optional units. Students select two from the following:
Students learn about some of the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be an effective sport leader. They put their knowledge into practice by planning and delivering safe and effective sporting activity sessions. Afterwards they review their performance.
Students explore the relationship between sports and the media: how sport uses the media to promote itself and the media uses sport to expand and maintain uptake of its products. They look at the differences in sports coverage across a range of media outlets and over time and the effect that media has had on public interest and involvement in sport.
Students explore the wide range of career opportunities related to the sports industry as a whole, including those not directly linked to a sport or physical activity. They look at how to access these careers and the development paths within them, and the wider role of the sports in national life.
Students find out about a wide range of outdoor and adventure activities and the organisations that provide access to them. Through planning and participating in these type of activities they will learn about the risks in involved and gain an understanding of health and safety, risk assessments and the importance of detailed planning for various scenarios and challenging environments. This will also help them develop their communication, decision-making and leadership skills.