Level 1 Sports Course in Sheffield | Nacro Education

Sport Level 1

Course code: C003573

Course overview

If you have ever thought about being a Fitness Instructor or a Personal Trainer, then why not take a sport course at Nacro Education? You will learn all about the physical side of these jobs, such as how the body works and how injuries happen.

We will also show you what it means to be your own boss, so you will gain the confidence to start your own business or apply for a job in a gym.

What will I learn?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding of the active leisure sector and to explain the links between activity and better health, demonstrating the opportunities within daily life to become more active.

Learners are provided with the opportunity to experience working in the active leisure sector and developing their employability skills, which is critical to aiding their chances of gaining and sustaining employment in the short, medium and long term.

Learners are also provided with the knowledge and skills to be able to assist with the planning, preparation and delivery of safe and effective sport and physical activity sessions.


Learners must complete the nine mandatory units

• Principles of anatomy and physiology for sport and physical activity
• Principles of active, healthy living
• Exploring personal health and fitness
• Assist in the planning and delivery of a sport or physical activity session
• Employability and career opportunities in the active leisure sector
• Applying for an employment opportunity in the active leisure sector
• Preparing for an interview
• Developing self
• Working in active leisure


You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical observations and completion of a work experience placement.

Work experience

You will have the chance to do at least two weeks of relevant work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.

Enrichment opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and progression

You can progress onto our Level 2 Gym Instructing course, or onto other Sports Level 2 courses.

What makes our Get Set! courses different?

Each Get Set! course at Nacro Sheffield Education Centre is designed to accelerate your learning and enable you to identify and make progress towards your aspirations. We combine vocational learning with essential English and mathematics qualifications, enriching experiences and workplace encounters to equip you for career success.

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Our Sport Level 1 course at Sheffield has been crafted to enable you to:

  • Develop industry-specific skills through hands on vocational training.
  • Improve your English, maths, and digital literacy to strengthen your foundations for work and life*.
  • Participate in a range of work experience and employment opportunities to gain insight and additional knowledge.
  • Gain vital skills for the workplace including communication, problem solving, teamworking, interview practice and CV writing.
  • Participate in a range of activities, opportunities, team collaboration challenges and educational site visits that enable personal development through real experiences.

*GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths are only required if you haven’t already gained a level 4 or above.

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