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Entry 3 in Sport and Active Leisure

A practical based qualification designed to help learners gain the skills they will need to progress into the sports sector.


A one year course that is predominantly a practically based course with supportive theory sessions.The course will be based around two key BTEC units, Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness and Taking Part in Sport. The knowledge gained in the classroom is applied in the sports lab, gym, sports hall and on the outdoor facilities. Alongside this you will study the Personal and Social Development (PSD) course with focus around Healthy Eating, Interview Skills, Cyber Bullying and Interpersonal Communications’ to name a few.


The course is a variety of lectures, practical projects and sport/gym sessions. The course is practical with a theoretical basis so that learners understand and practice what they have learned.

Course Leader profile

Craig Robinson

Graduated from Liverpool John Moores University having completed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise Science as well as a PGCE in Further Education from Huddersfield University. Craig joined Calderdale College in 2007 having worked across various FE and Secondary Schools in South Yorkshire. Currently the Assistant Curriculum Manager for Science and Health Industries, Lead Interval Verifier (Sports) and still teaching on the Level 3 Sports course, Craig has a real passion for sport and more specifically football where he has represented many non-league teams. 

Entry Requirements

An introductory course suitable for beginners. The E3 course requires applicants to have a keen interest in sport and leisure and the willingness to participate develop personal and social skill. Applicants will be considered following a satisfactory interview with a tutor and may be required to provide a reference.

Interview Process

Interview with specialist tutor.

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

An introductory course suitable for beginners.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Entry Level Award in Sport and Active Leisure

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through practical participation with supportive bite size tasks and through portfolio building.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Successful completion of the course which includes a good attendance record and focus throughout can see learners progress onto the Level 1 Certificate in Sport and Active Leisure

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Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

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Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: Week beginning 4 September 2017
  • Hours per week: 17.5
  • Days: Monday-Friday
  • Start Time: 9.00
  • End Time: 4.00
  • Duration: 36 weeks
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Science and Health Industries
  • Department Manager: Deb Tims


  • Level: Entry 3
  • Qualification Name: Entry Level Award in Sport and Active Leisure
  • Awarding Body: BTEC

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