Cambridge Tec - Sport (L6)

Is a vocational subject equivalent to 1 A Level. It is designed to give you an insight into all the areas of the sports industry. This qualification is project based, with no exams. You will be assessed in a variety of ways

If successful you may wish to pursue this subject further by studying for the Diploma in year 2. This will give you the equivalent of 2 A Levels.

The Cambridge Tec in Sport is a vocational / practical based course. It is designed to give students a grounding into all areas of the sports industry. The course is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of the sports industry and the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career within the sports industry.


 

AS Leisure Studies

The scope of the leisure industry includes: sport, play, formal and informal use of leisure time, sport providers, participants, spectators, health and fitness, home-based leisure, leisure shopping, the business infrastructure, countryside activities, popular entertainment facilities, lifelong learning, heritage and museums, team and individual sport activities. This list is illustrative, to indicate the broad range of activities and settings that are regarded as appropriate areas for exploration.

Both specifications in Leisure Studies aim to encourage candidates to develop broad skills, knowledge and understanding of the leisure industry. They are to prepare candidates for further study, or training in the leisure industry and related occupations. The aims of these specifications are to encourage candidates to:

  • develop an understanding of the nature, structure, scale, range and importance of the leisure industry within the UK and Europe;
  • develop skills and techniques related to participation, leadership and organisation within the leisure industry;
  • develop an understanding of the current issues, working practices and procedures of the leisure industry;
  • recognise the contribution and impact of technology on the leisure industry and its potential effect on the immediate future;
  • develop an understanding and appreciation of the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle;
  • develop an interest in leisure in a vocational context.

In Summary the course is made up of three units:

Unit G180 – Exploring Leisure (coursework)

Unit G181 – Customer Service in the Leisure Industry (coursework)

Unit G182 – Leisure Industry Practice (exam)

A2 Leisure Studies

In addition, the aim of the Advanced Subsidiary GCE specification in Leisure Studies is to focus on developing an understanding of the structure and skills of the leisure industry. The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is to relate to that required of an employee working directly with customers.

In addition, the aim of the Advanced GCE specification in Leisure Studies is to encourage candidates to develop a thorough understanding of the leisure industry, through sustained use of a range of research techniques, and apply this understanding in unfamiliar contexts.

Also, the Advanced GCE specification is to encourage a holistic view of the leisure industry and an understanding of its current issues. There is to be provision for an in-depth study of one or more issues and settings within the scope of the leisure industry. The specification is to encourage candidates to use a range of skills of analysis to prepare, develop, monitor and refine plans and identify significant outcomes in a vocational context.

In summary the course is made up of 3 more units:

Unit G183: Event management

Unit G184: Human resources in the leisure industry

Unit G185: Leisure in the outdoors


Unit G452:For your practical unit in PE you will be assessed by performing in two chosen activities from two different activity profiles and Evaluating and Planning for the improvement of performance.