York College

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Sports coaches, instructors and officials

Up to £16,000

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Sports and leisure assistants

Up to £17,000

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Leisure and sports managers

Up to £25,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


Two year course.

What will I study?

  • Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanical movement
  • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport

This qualification may require you to work with children or vulnerable adults. If you choose to coach in your chosen activity you may need to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting the course.

Good course combinations

This course combines well with most other A Levels.

What could it lead to?

Opportunities to study Sport Studies, Sport Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sports Management are becoming more available in higher education. Career opportunities in the wide area of leisure, recreation and tourism are growing. Sports-related qualifications help those wishing to work with people, eg teaching, the police and the armed services.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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