OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma Sport


This course is an ideal starting point if you are interested in working in the leisure and sport industries. With a specific focus on health, fitness and exercise, you will learn about the function and structure of the human body and movement in sport. Develop your leadership skills by working with young children in the community, and through work experience within the Sports industry.

Course type

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including two A*-D grades in English Language or Mathematics and another relevant subject, as well as a good school reference and an interest in sport and exercise.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • the Psychology of sport performance
  • the body in sport
  • health, safety and injury
  • practical sport
  • fitness for sport and exercise
  • nutrition for sports performance

On the course you will:

  • conduct independent research in specific sports
  • take part in work experience within the industry
  • develop your practical skills in various sports
  • develop your communication, Numeracy and IT skills

Method of assessment

This is mainly assessed through coursework; however some elements of the course have external tests.

What will I be able to progress to?

You will be able to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness before applying to university or relevant employment.

Other information

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).

Students on a OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade D or below at GCSE. Students with Grade C and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.