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    Sport & Public Services

    Sport & Public Services | Level 1 | P11875

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course provides an introduction to sport and public services. 

      Within the sport component, you will develop sports skills, physical fitness, team-working skills and knowledge of how the body works, as well self-confidence and organisational skills.

      Within the public services part of the course, you will develop map reading, expedition skills and discipline. 

      This course is practically based and will give you the opportunity to try two career options, whilst developing the skills required in each of the industries.

      During your studies, you will have access to the College’s fully equipped gym, Fleet Street Fitness, as well as the opportunity to take part in activities at Shobnall Leisure Complex. 

      You will also have the opportunity to work with surrounding schools, local clubs and our partners such as Burton Albion Community Trust, St. George’s Park and The Armed Forces.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info FREECourse fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £362.00 Course fee £77.50Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee Included Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £724.00Course fee £77.50 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £724.00Course fee £77.50Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 1 or an equivalent qualification

    • How will I be assessed?

      You will be assessed through assignment work and demonstrations.

    • What can I do next?

      After successful completion of the course, you could go on to study the Level 2 Certificate in Sport or Level 2 Diploma in Public Services courses, or into employment within the sports and leisure or public services industries.

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Uniform

      As part of your course, you will be required to purchase an industry related uniform and/or kit. Please find details of industry related uniforms in the Student Life section of the website.

      If you live independently and are in receipt of certain means tested benefits in your own right or live in a low-income household, you may be eligible for one of our grants. To see a full detail of financial support and eligibility criteria, including financial support application forms please visit the financial support section of our website. Alternatively, please drop in to the Learner Services Hub to see the Financial Co-ordinator, who will be able to talk you through what financial support is available to help with purchasing the kit or uniform for your course. For more information on Financial Support, please contact our Financial Support Team on 01283 494757 or email

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email

    • DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service

      Due to the nature of this programme, it is assumed individuals will come into contact with children or vulnerable adults during their studies and within future employment. You will therefore be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check, known as a DBS. The DBS check will be completed during your programme enrolment and conducted under the strictest confidence. If the check comes back disclosing that criminal offences have been committed, the College will carry out a risk assessment to determine whether the offence disclosed may cause problems for you accessing the course and progressing into future employment. If this is the case, you will be advised about the implications and always offered advice and guidance. Not all offences are a risk, so the return of a DBS check may not impact on your choice. All DBS information is confidential and only those who need to know will be given the information.

    Montel Richards, Public Services, The Royal Artillery, British Army

    “The map reading skills and the physical fitness I gained during the course prepared me well for an army environment. I am now training for The Royal Artillery in the British Army.”

    Montel Richards, Public Services, The Royal Artillery, British Army
    Aisha Lehmann-Lund, Level 3 Sports Science, Physiotherapist

    “After my work placement in a gym, I was offered a job to train as a Fitness Instructor alongside my studies.”

    Aisha Lehmann-Lund, Level 3 Sports Science, Physiotherapist
    Courtney Robathan, Level 3 Public Services, Combat Medical Technician

    “From cycling across one coast of England to another, to winning the Army Reserve Challenge, this course has been an opportunity like no other!”


    Courtney Robathan, Level 3 Public Services, Combat Medical Technician
    Bradley Allman, Level 3 Public Services

    “I am now working as a Student Paramedic. Working in a pre-hospital environment keeps you on your toes and means you have to think outside the box.”

    Bradley Allman, Level 3 Public Services

    More information on Public Services

    Working in the public services is a highly rewarding career choice. On our courses, you will learn about and develop the skills and qualities needed to be an effective member of the services. As part of your study programme, you will complete a number of practical units, which will challenge and develop your fitness and outdoor activity skills.

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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