Sport – OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science

Progression routes available: Level 3 within further education, apprenticeship, industry employment.

This qualification develops a range of skills through involvement in sport and physical activity in different contexts and roles. The course develops students’ ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations and gain a better understanding of the complexity of different areas of sport and the sports industry.

This qualification will develop students’ knowledge in reducing risks in sport injuries, applying the principles of training, sports nutrition and sports psychology. Students will develop an appreciation of how sport science underpins sport at all levels and develop knowledge of anatomy, physiology, injury prevention, improving personal fitness through appropriate training and diet, and the role of psychology in improving performance. Students will develop an increased awareness of different ways to stay involved in sport and physical activity and of different careers and roles within sport.

Students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, in a practical scenario. Students will learn about topical issues in sport such as reducing sport injuries, applying the principles of training, sports nutrition and sports psychology as well as accessing new state-of-the-art sport facilities on school grounds and in the local geographical area.