Get Started in Sport | Laser Leap Certificate in Sport | Level 1

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Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0131-1C
Qualification Type Basic/Key Skill
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This Get Started in Sport courses is practical and fun and could be your stepping-stone to success. This is a re-engagement course—for some students this means a fresh start, for others a chance to get back into an educational mindset.

You will have the time and opportunity to focus on key social and life skills, essential throughout your life, while linking them to sport. Based around our on-campus sports facilities, this course prepares you for progression on to other sport courses at the MET.

Working in small classes, with the support of experience tutors and teaching assistants, you will notice that your self-confidence and self-esteem will grow. Level 1 also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people. Our friendly tutors will develop your employability and offer guidance on your future training and career options.

  • Practical sessions
  • Participation in a wide range of sports and physical activities
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Additional qualifications as part of course
  • Focus on employability and personal development

Your study programme will also include some supported English and maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications. 


Course content

  • Sports coaching
  • Coaching principles and practices
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Practical team sports
  • Planning/delivering coaching and fitness sessions
  • Developing sporting skills and tactical awareness
  • Strength and conditioning training

Entry requirements

Start at Level 1 if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and Maths.

An interview with a course tutor will be required.

This course is suitable for students who, for many reasons, have not gained GCSEs. Perhaps you need to boost your confidence after a challenging time at school or maybe you just need some supported learning to help you on track to achieve your goals.

Your next steps...

After this course

After Level 1 you can progress to our Level 2 course in Sport.

As one of the fastest growing sectors of employment in the UK, the sports industry offers a wide range of career opportunities to suit all individuals. The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sport opens the door to many career pathways.

Future careers include:

  • Coach
  • Sports official
  • PE teacher
  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Pool/beach lifeguard
  • Sports development officer
  • Sports and leisure manager