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Level 1 Certificate in Sport & Protective Services


About The Course

This course is a basic introductory programme to the Sport and Uniformed Protective Services industries. It will involve a mixture of practical and theory modules and is assessed via a range of methods including projects, practical demonstrations, and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities, and demands. You will develop a broad foundation of practical skills, knowledge and interpersonal skills that will help you progress in either of these areas and which are required to pursue a career in this industry. You will be encouraged to gain an understanding of a range of different uniformed public services and develop key skills such as teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

Why BCA?

At BCA we have:

  • 100% pass rate on Level 1 Sport and Protective Service programmes
  • 95% of our students progress into positive destinations
  • Excellent links with local sports clubs, industry experts, and employers
  • All of our staff have extensive industry experience and qualifications

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including English at grade 3 or above. Learners must demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment for these areas and the development of their own leadership, teamwork, fitness levels and communication skills.


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Progression routes include our Level 2 Diploma in Sport or Protective Services, or our Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership and Coaching (dependent on successful completion of the course and completing GCSEs taken). You can also progress straight into the industry via employment or an apprenticeship/traineeship.