With brand new state of the art facilities including a large Sports Hall, Fitness Suite and 4G artificial pitch, there has never been a better time to study Sport at Withernsea High School.

This qualification is for learners who are 16 years old or over and want to develop their skills in preparation for employment in the Sport and Physical Activity sector. 

This qualification is not just about being able to play sport or deal with elite athletes; employers need people who are able to lead sports and physical activities safely, work with the general public in providing sport and physical activity opportunities and help to promote physically active lifestyles. Therefore, this qualification will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into employment in the sport and physical activity sector either through an apprenticeship or directly into work.


What will I learn?


Years 12 and 13

The qualification is designed to be taken as part of a study programme alongside other vocational qualifications or A levels, such as Cambridge Technicals in Business, A-Level Biology or A-Level Physics. In a study programme it will take up about one third of a timetable. 

Learners will take 8 or 9 units, made up of mandatory and optional units. 

Everybody will study the following mandatory units: 

Body systems and the effects of physical activity 

Sports coaching and activity leadership 

Sports organisation and development 

Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure 

Physical activity for specific groups 

Students will then follow the Sports Coaching Pathway.

Units include: Performance analysis in sport and exercise, Sports injuries and rehabilitation and Organisation of sports events. 

Next step: University and careers

The type of job roles this pathway could lead to are Multi-Sports Coach, Activity Leader or Sports and Activity Coordinator; the skills, knowledge and understanding learners will gain through this pathway will include how teams are formed and different leadership approaches to suit them, different types of practice methods that can be used within sport to improve performance and how to analyse performance and movement to support coaching methods and approaches. Other skills which will be developed include planning and organisation, communication and adaptability.


This pathway will allow students to gain employment as an Assistant Club Coach or in the increasingly demanded role of Multi-Sports Coach.  It can also act as a well-rounded step to University where students can specialise and gain employment in Coaching, Teaching, Physio, Massage, and any pathway of Sports Science or Sports Development.