Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
15/09/20202 Years3Full-TimeHartlepool Sixth FormFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is aimed at those students who are wanting to pursue a career in some aspect of sport. Whether this means you want to go to university to study a sports course or if you're wanting to move onto an advanced level apprenticeship this course will allow you to do this.

Within this course we also complete the higher sports leaders award which carries 16 UCAS points as well as level 2 gym instructors which gives industry experience in working in gyms and the chance to train as a level 3 personal trainer.

Maths and English at grade 4 or above.

We're in a unique position to offer four members of staff all with specialist areas on this course which will enhance your learning and experience on the course.

We have a variety of different teaching and assessment methods that are tailored towards the units to ensure they are realistic and related to real life practices. They range from written essays to observations whilst delivering a coaching session or gym session. We also combine the use of work experience and building evidence through practice.

Maths and English at level 4 are required.

Although work experience is not required on the course we ensure our students have great opportunities to go out and gain valuable experience in a variety of workplaces.

We have numrous links with industry with the likes of: Hartlepool Borough Council, JS Strength and Conditioning, primary and secondary school links, local sports clubs including football, rugby, netball and basketball and Hartlepool Wadokai.

This course is 12 hours a week plus a tutorial session for support on all aspects of college life.

This course is aimed at those students who are wanting to pursue a career in some aspect of sport. Whether this means you want to go to university to study a sports course or if you're wanting to move onto an advanced level apprenticeship this course will allow you to do this.

As part of this course we cover a variety of topics. You will study theory and science based topics such as functional anatomy, physiology, psychology and nutrition as well as the more vocational units such as specialised fitness training, field and laboratory based fitness testing and coaching for performance and fitness. Our other units such as applied research methods and research project provide essential skills for students who are looking to study at university.

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Why sixth form is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

Independence

College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.