Sport and Recreation (SfW) SCQF level 4

What is special about this course?

The aims of this Skills for Work Sport and Leisure course are to: build a broad base of knowledge, skills and understanding related to the sport and recreation industry; develop an awareness of health and safety issues relevant to a range of activities; develop communication and customer care skills; develop aspects of the Core Skill of Working with Others; build technical knowledge and skills in relation to setting up and checking equipment; develop good practice in maintaining a tidy and safe working environment; encourage skills of planning, reviewing and evaluating activity sessions; develop skills in setting personal fitness goals and reviewing progress; prepare candidates for further learning opportunities, study and training opportunities in the area of sport and recreation.

Entry requirements

Entry is at the discretion of the college although candidates would be expected to have an interest in sport, fitness and exercise, an ability to work at literacy and numeracy level SCQF 3.

The course comprises 5 mandatory units. Sport and Recreation: Skills for Employment (1 credit)

On completion of this Unit the candidates should be able to demonstrate a positive approach when interacting with customers, staff and others. This positive approach should include communicating appropriately, being responsive and establishing and maintaining relationships. Candidates will also have developed the ability to review their own progress, identify their strengths, their weaknesses and review their own development needs. Sport and Recreation: Assist with Activity Sessions (1 credit) On completion of this Unit the candidate will be able to assist in the planning and delivery of activity sessions with the person responsible, using appropriate resources that meet both centre/organisational guidelines and health and safety procedures laid out for the activity sessions. Candidates should also be able to assist in reviewing the activity session with participants and use this evaluation to inform future activity sessions. Sport and Recreation: Dealing with Facilities and Equipment (1 credit) On completion of this Unit the candidate will have gained experience in setting up and taking down equipment. They will have been involved in ensuring that the manual handling of equipment complies with the manufacturer's instructions as well as with organisational regulations. They will also be aware of the need to check for faults with the equipment and of how these faults might be dealt with. The candidate will have gained experience in cleaning and tidying areas within the organisation, choosing the correct materials and choosing the appropriate personal protective equipment for the task. In addition, they will have gained knowledge and understanding of the importance of the relevant health and safety procedures required. Sport and Recreation: Dealing with Accidents and Emergencies (0.5 credit) This Unit introduces the candidate to procedures for dealing with injuries and emergencies in a sport and recreation setting. Candidates will participate in a number of practical activities, which will help them to develop knowledge and understanding of a range of procedures to deal with injuries and emergencies, they should be able to complete organisational report forms. Sport and Recreation: Personal Fitness (0.5 credit) In this Unit candidates will learn, with assistance, how to identify their fitness baseline, plan and organise their own on-going physical training plan, setting both short and long-term personal goals, before putting the physical training plan into action. Candidates will then review their progress with a person responsible and highlight areas that went well, and those that need improvement, before drawing up a revised plan.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Skills for Work

Students will receive taught classes

How long will my course last?

2 Years

Delivered to schools over 2 academic years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

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What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression onto NC Sport and Fitness, leading to higher levels of study to Degree level within UHI, or progression into the field of work including leisure centre attendant, fitness / gym attendant, sports development assistant and other jobs within the Sports and Leisure industries

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Apply for Sport and Recreation (SfW) SCQF level 4

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.