Occupational Studies Environment & Society


Occupational Studies encourages learners to be motivated and inspired by following a broad and satisfying course of study. These units are designed for learners who are interested in working in the sports sector. Learners will develop the basic skills required to run a sports session and leisure event. They will have the opportunity to develop their organisational, motivational and communication skills to assist in the running of a sports event and a physical activity session.

This unit includes:

  • Consideration of health and safety issues within the sports sector
  • Consideration of career opportunities within the sports sector
  • Planning a sports session
  • Coaching and leading a sports session
  • Planning a leisure event
  • Identifying resources required to hold the event
  • Effective communication
  • Effectively participating in the event
  • A review and evaluation of performance

Learners will complete two units of work

Year 11

Unit 1 – Sports Leadership

Assessment – 50% Practical assessment and Written Portfolio

Year 12

Unit 2 – Running a Leisure Event

Assessment – 50% Practical Assessment and Written Portfolio