Level 1 Sports Course in Spalding | Nacro Education

Sports Level 1

Course code: C003631

Course overview

Get Set! to start your journey into the world of sport with Nacro Education Spalding.

If you’re thinking about a career in sport, looking for something a bit different from mainstream college, and still want a nationally recognised qualification, our Get Set! for Sport and Physical Activity Level 1 is a great place to start.

This course is ideal starting point for anyone looking to work in the sports, leisure, and fitness industry.

Through work experience, practical learning in small, personalised classes and one-to-one support, you will come away with the experience, skills, and knowledge you need to kickstart your career in the sport industry.

Giving you the transferable abilities you need to start your career, progress onto further levels of study, or pursue an apprenticeship.

At the end of the course, you’ll have the hands-on experience and confidence you need to take your next step.

What will I learn?

At Nacro Education Spalding, we let you learn in your way, at your pace. On Get Set! for Sport and Physical Activity Level 1 you will develop your knowledge to get started in the world of sport. On this course you will gain an understanding of the active leisure sector and the links between activity and better health.

While studying this course you will gain skills and understanding in:
• Assisting in the planning and delivery of a sport or physical activity session.
• Applying for an employment opportunity in the active leisure sector.
• Principles of active, healthy living.

You will be awarded the qualification following successful completion of the units through a portfolio of evidence.


During your Sport and Physical Activity Level 1 course, you will cover a range of modules designed to introduce you to the skills and knowledge you'll need for a career in active leisure. These include:

• Working in active leisure
• Preparing for an interview
• Exploring personal health and fitness

By completing these modules, you will be able to gain an industry recognised qualification.

As part of your Get Set! Sport and Physical Activity Level 1 course, you will also complete your GCSE English and/or maths, depending on whether you have achieved a grade 4 or above.


At Nacro Education Spalding, we use a variety of assessment methods to ensure you achieve the Sport and Physical Activity Level 1 qualification.

You will be assessed through the completion of Student Achievement Portfolio, which includes worksheets, observations of your practical work, assignments, and a diary. Your teacher will go through all this when you sign up for the course.

Work experience

Our Get Set! courses give you the opportunity to gain real-world experience working in local businesses alongside the learning you’ll do at Nacro Education.

For Sport and Physical Activity Level 1, you will complete at least 30 hours of work experience. You will be given help to find a suitable placement and supported while working there, meaning you’ll leave with something impressive to add to your CV, as well as gaining real-world experience.

Enrichment opportunities

Enrichment activities allow you to gain valuable extra-curricular experiences that enable you to stand out on your CV. As part of all our Get Set! courses, you will be involved in a variety of enrichment opportunities which are on offer through the year, including:

• Email writing and communication skills.
• CV writing and interview practice.
• Job research.

For the Sport and Physical Activity Level 1 course, students will have regular gym visits to practise using the exercise machines and equipment to gain more confidence in the environment. We also go on trips relating to the course, for example attending a First Aid course, Body Power exhibition in Birmingham and Elevate fitness conference in London.

Career and progression

After successfully passing this course, you will have core knowledge to progress on to a higher-level qualification and to move forward towards your chosen career.

Once you have completed your Sport and Physical Activity Level 1 course, you will be able to progress onto further levels of study such as the Gym Instructing Level 2 course or pursue an apprenticeship in the active leisure sector.

What makes our Get Set! courses different?

Each Get Set! course at Nacro Spalding 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 Sports Level 1 course at Spalding 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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