Foundation Learning

SAS: Sports and Services

Course overview

Are you 16-18 years of age and interested in a career in either sports or services but want to find out and experience more before committing to a full time Level 2 course in the subject? Maybe you need extra support to help you achieve your goals or just lack confidence? If so, welcome to SAS.

You will experience and get involved in a wide variety of exciting and challenging learning activities which will give you a realistic insight into the vocational areas of sport and public services. These will include a range of practical and theoretical sessions around team building, health and fitness, relating to sport and services including nutrition (meal planning), gym sessions, track sessions and cross country.
You'll also participate in a number of visits and will have frequent talks from guest speakers including police, fire rescue service, ambulance, Army, Navy, RAF, rugby club, cricket club, football club and the prison service. Residential and field trips, as well as group projects and careers guidance, are all part of the experience.

Entry requirements

You must be 16-18 years of age and without 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A*- C).

Course Modules

- Team Building
- Health and fitness
- Gym sessions
- English and maths Functional skills
- Work Experience (70 hours)
- Employer visits
- Residential and field trips

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a portfolio of work and also be assessed during classroom and work placement learning activities. You will also undertake a final summative assessment in English and / or mathematics.

What can I do next

Potential progression includes apprenticeships, employment, or further education. Many of our learners progress on to Level 1 and Level 2 programmes in a variety of vocational areas.