The course can be studied as a single, double or triple award. The single award course requires the completion of 2 units in Year 1, and 3 units in Year 2, and involves the completion of both theory and practical work.
Units Covered: (in the single award)
Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology; explore the structure and function of the skeleton, the fundamentals of the energy systems and develop an understanding of how the human body works in sport
Unit 2: Sports Coaching; Develop coaching sessions through planning then delivering coaching sessions.
Unit 3: Sport Organisation and Development; Understand sports development in practice.
Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation; Know common sports injuries and their effects and able to respond to acute sports injuries when they occur and complete a nationally recognised first aid certificate.
Unit 18: Practical Skills in sport and Physical Activities; be able to carry out performance profiling and be able to participate in individual and team sports.
The double award is effectively the equivelent to two A-Level qualifications. Students are taught the same units as the single award, with several additional units being taught. These change on an annual basis depending upon student preferences. Some of the units include; Organising a Sports Event, Working Safety in Sport, Practical Sports – including Outdoor and Adventurous activities, and Sport and Exercise psychology.
This course is a mixture of practical lessons as well as theoretical study into ideologies and theories.
GCSE PE grade 4 and an interest in sport.
All universities and degree- awarding institutions recognise the OCR Sports Studies course as a valid qualification. We consistently have students who complete the course go onto university to study a sports based degree. Other students seek employment on completion of the course traditionally students work as sports coaches as well as gym/fitness instructors, sport development officers and sports administration workers.