This course is for people looking to move in to higher education or are thinking of a career in the Sport and Recreation industry. It’s also a good course for anybody looking to develop their own sporting performance.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You’ll need five GCSE’s at grade C including English and P.E or a science. You should also have a keen interest in sport.
What are the key things you’ll learn?
In the first year of the course you’ll develop your own ability as a performer or coach/leader, including in-depth analysis of your sporting and coaching abilities. You’ll also look at the science behind anatomy and physiology and movement analysis whilst looking at the psychological elements of sporting performance.
In the second year you’ll build upon your abilities as a performer or coach/leader in your chosen sport with greater attention to detail. You’ll also cover short and long term preparation and explore the physiology behind elite athletes.
How you will learn
You’ll be taught through a mixture of classroom and practical methods as well as developing your own knowledge independently between sessions.
There are two exams at the end of year one and two exams at the end of year two.
Where could this course take you?
A-Level P.E can help you enter higher education at Sunderland College or university to follow a degree course in a related subject. This could then open the door to jobs in teaching, coaching, fitness, physiotherapy or sport industry.