Sports Studies VTCT Level 2 Diploma

practical attendance course


Course available at the venue below:

Course Dates:

Bideford, Devon

( days)

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Entry level:

You are required to undertake the following qualification (this can be studied alongside this course, but must be completed prior to practical assessments)



The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Sports Studies is a vocational qualification that will support your progression to a Level 3 qualification in sport, active health and fitness. This qualification is designed to provide the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career in sport and related disciplines. Whilst there are no prerequisites (apart from Level 2 Infection prevention qualification) to undertake this qualification, you are expected to have a keen interest and desire to pursue a career in sport, active health or fitness.

This qualification covers the core topic areas of sport including: anatomy and physiology, performance psychology, planning and leading activities and business skills.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional units which include: fitness testing and training, effects of exercise on the body systems, nutrition for sports performance, managing a sports career, sports injuries, sport and leisure facility operations, technical skills and tactical awareness and planning and running a sports event.

The units in this qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of science, business and sports management. You will also develop a range of practical skills enabling you to plan and run sport and leisure events, activities and operations. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with others.

What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification will support your progression to a Technical Level qualification in sports or related disciplines, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Preventing Injuries in Sport and Active Leisure
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise)

Course format:

Blended learning - Theory, Practical attendance & assessment: 7 practical days with online theory and live video tuition

Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work

Training material is accessed through our online portal

Course content:

UV21527 - Anatomy and physiology for sport
UV21528 - Psychology for sports performance
UV21529 - Planning and leading sports activities
UV21530 - Business skills in sport

UV20582 - Fitness testing and training

UV21531 - Effects of exercise on the body systems

UV21532 - Nutrition for sports performance

UV21534 - Injuries in sport

UV21536 - Technical skills and tactical awareness for sport

UV21537 - Planning and running a sports event

Start time:

The home study can be started at anytime through our online portal


7 days + online theory & tuition


Self-paced home study can be started at anytime and covers GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 480. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies, assessments)

Model Required?

Group training = No, students will work on each other.

One to one training = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical

training to practice your routine on.

Case studies = Yes, you will be required to work on models for your case studies.

Case studies:

You will need to provide sufficient evidence to cover the range criteria

Exam board:

The VTCT (Vocational Training & Charitable Trust

Career Opportunities:
Self-Employed / employed sports & fitness industry

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own products and equipment in order to carry out your case studies and practice your skills.

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Qualification gained:

A VRQ – VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Sports Studies

This qualification is mapped to the relevant NOS (National Occupational Standards), where applicable. This

qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.)


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Payment Options

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, PayPal or PayPal credit, here are the details

Please note, if you choose either of these methods, your booking will be processed manually, and can take up to 24 hours to receive access to your training pack.

Your Instructor

Jason Ashton
Jason Ashton

Jason is a fully qualified holistic therapist, Sports Therapist and teacher. He has many therapies ‘under his belt’ and is very passionate about his work. He comes from a martial art background of 33 years and is the holder of 4 Black belts. And loves adventure and enjoying life. He recently had to give up Teaching martial arts through an Injury, and restarted his holistic Massage path from years ago, Like all our tutors he believes that all our students should have the best training available, and with his background of Martial arts he is dedicated in doing this.

Jason is qualified in and teaches the following therapies:

Level 3 Sports Masssage

Level 4 Sports Therapy

Level 3 Invigilating Exams

Level 3 Nutrition and Diet

Level 3 Education and Training

Level 3 Beauty Therapy Studies

Level 3 Beauty Therapy General (body/Face Electrics, Body/Face Massage, electrical epilation)

Level 3 Swedish Massage

Level 3 Hot Stones

Level 3 Personal Training

Level 3 Assessor

Level 3 Complementary Therapies

Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work

Level 4 IQA

Deep Tissue

Warm Bamboo

Chinese Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Preventing Injuries in Sports

Taping and Strapping

Thermal Auricular Therapy


Indian Head Massage

Makeup Treatment (Body Art, Photographic and Media, Airbrush, Camouflage,SFX)

Spray Tanning

Providing Therapies With Cancer and Other Life Limiting Conditions

Lymphatic Drainage Massage




Being a martial arts practitioner for over 34 years and an Instructor for 13 years holding 3 Black Belts in 3 disciplines, it is nice to actually help treat people rather than teaching someone to defend, or fight.

“ I love teaching, and seeing whether its a fresh student or experienced one, learning new techniques and progressing their knowledge in helping others.'

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