Exam board OCR

Course code: 05828

Lead Teacher – Mrs R Hobbs

It will develop knowledge and understanding of the sport sector and the chosen specialist route if selected. Develop the ability to work autonomously and effectively in a sporting context. This course is perfect for students who wish to prepare for employment in sport and physical activity sector.

Specific requirements

Grade 4 in PE or Pass in Level 2 Cambridge

What will I study?

Course structure

Extended Diploma = 3 A Levels
Diploma = 2 A Levels
Foundation Diploma = 1.5 A Levels

The course allows students to achieve the equivalent to one and a half A Levels allowing students to gain additional UCAS points, helpful for those wishing to continue in higher education.

Three externally examined units (four for the Extended Diploma) and a choice of centre-assessed units moderated by OCR. The Foundation Diploma is the single award, and will include the units Sports Coaching and activity leadership, Nutrition and Diet for sport, Sports Injures and rehabilitation and Body Systems and the effects of physical activity.  The Diploma is a double award where you will study additional units such as Sports Psychology, and Performance Analysis. The students who opt for the Double award will be given the opportunity to complete the Extended Diploma during the course, gaining an additional A Level.  The Extended Diploma includes Sports and Exercise Sociology, Improving Fitness and Working in Active Leisure Facilities.

Foundation diploma 

1 Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity 
2 Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership 
3 Sports Organisation and Development 
4 Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure 
8 Organisation of Sports Events
11 Physical Activity for Specific Groups
17 Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
18 Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities

Extended diploma = all of the above plus:

5 Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise 
7 Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity
10 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis
12 Nutrition and Diet for Sport and Exercise 
13 Health and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise 
14 Working in Active Leisure Facilities 
19 Sport and Exercise Psychology 
20 Sport and Exercise Sociology 
21 The Business of Sport 90 

Where does it lead?

This course enables learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in specialist areas of sport provision, sport development and sport performance, which promotes progression onto further or higher education programmes or occupational training on a full-time basis. It also promotes interaction between employers, centres and learners by teaching and assessment to real settings.

Wider Reading


Any sports programmes, documentaries, autobiographies, live sport, newspaper articles etc.