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Sport is an excellent choice of career pathway, with over half a million people in the UK currently employed within the industry and a very positive outlook for the sector, with an increased national focus on physical fitness.
Sport continues to be a crucial factor in bringing about a shift in our nation’s levels of physical activity. The future of the industry looks bright, particularly due to the increased awareness of the importance of public health and lifestyle considerations, which has been magnified by Covid-19.
The sport and physical activity sector has also seen a 42% increase in growth in all regions and countries of the UK since 2003, thanks to developments in technology and the emergence of popularity in fitness facilities and fitness instructor roles.
We’ve worked with some of the leading industry experts to develop our range of sport qualifications, to ensure that NCFE qualifications provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to succeed in this field.
Our courses provide routes into higher education, with Level 3 qualifications attracting UCAS points and support from leading universities, as well as valid pathways into the workforce.
We offer an exciting range of sport-based qualifications and pathways to ensure learners achieve excellence and are set up for successful careers in sport. Some of our most popular qualifications include:
As the landscape of sport and physical activity continues to evolve, we work collaboratively with sporting bodies and experts to develop engaging and sector-leading qualifications.
Our endorsements and collaborations include:
Albion in the Community - the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club - offers a range of NCFE qualifications, including the Level 2 Certificate in Sport and Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness. It also provides supporting qualifications in Employability Skills, IT and Functional Skills.
Jack Tear, a learner who achieved qualifications in Sport, Exercise Studies and Employability, commented: “Completing these NCFE qualifications has helped build my confidence by giving me the opportunity to gain work experience and develop my skills.”
Rebecca Collins, Further Education Manager at Albion in the Community, said: “The qualifications are easy to follow and the additional resources available are very useful for tutors to enhance delivery. Different learner needs are met by the wide range of courses offered by NCFE.”