Nat 4/5 Sport & Recreation

Subject:         Sport and recreation: Bi-Level National 4/ National 5
Subject Description


This Skills for Work Course is designed to provide opportunities for pupils to develop and enhance their skills and attitudes ready for employability.


A key feature of this course is the emphasis on experiential learning. This means learning through practical experiences and learning by reflecting on these experiences. It is particularly geared towards pupils who want to further their leadership and organisation skills with a view to entering the sport and leisure industry.

The Sport and Recreation National 4/5 course aims to:

–       Provide pupils with a broad introduction to the Sport and Recreation sector

–       Encourage pupils to foster a good work ethic, including time keeping and a positive, responsible attitude.

–       An awareness of Health and Safety issues relevant to a range of physical activities

–       Develop Communication and Customer Care skills

–       Develop skills in planning, reviewing and evaluating physical training programmes for clients.


The course will be divided into 5 units:

–       Skills for Employment

–       Assist with Activity Sessions

–       Dealing with Facilities and Equipment

–       Dealing with Accidents and Emergencies

–       Personal Fitness/Fitness Programming


The National 4/5 courses result in a Pass/Fail course award and therefore no A-D grade will be given. All assessments are completed on a pass/fail checklist basis. Pupils will keep an assessment log of their progress and learning. The vast majority of outcomes will be achieved through scenario style assessments.

Assessment (N4) (Pass/ Fail)


Unit Assessment

Skills for Employment – You will be assessed on your interactions with customers on two separate occasions in two different activities. You will also complete relevant paperwork to review and evaluate your customer service skills.


Assist with Activity Sessions – You will assist/lead one individual and one team activity and complete relevant paperwork to support your delivery. You will assist with a minimum of another 2 activities.


Dealing with Facilities and Equipment – You will be assessed in your ability to safely set up, move, handle and dismantle equipment. This will be through the completion of an assessment log.


Dealing with Accidents and Emergencies – You will be assessed in two areas. One area will be assessed by a short 20 minute written test. The second area will be through 4 role play/scenario situations for different injuries/emergencies


Personal Fitness – You will be assessed on your ability to identify your own personal fitness levels and develop a training programme to improve upon this.

Assessment (N5) (Grades A-D)


Unit Assessment

Assist with a Component of Activity Sessions – You will assist/lead one individual and one team activity and complete relevant paperwork to support this.


Employment Opportunities in the Sport and Recreation Industry – You will be assessed on a written piece of work documenting evidence of 3 career pathways within the industry and the skills, qualifications and experience required for these. You will also review your own experience and qualifications and document a personal career action plan for one identified career path within the industry.


Assist with Fitness Programming – You will develop a fitness programme for a client and deliver this over a 6 week period. You will provide evidence of baseline fitness testing, training plan for 2 identified areas of fitness development, and a final review of the programme and clients thoughts.


Assist with Daily Centre Duties – You will help to set up, dismantle and store equipment showing evidence of a work schedule and safe practice. You will also need to demonstrate a minimum of three client interactions.


Development of Skills for learning, life and work

 This course aims to deliver skills and attitudes for employment or self-employment that include:

–       Time keeping, appearance and customer care

–       Self-evaluation skills

–       Positive attitude to learning

–       Flexible approaches to solving problems

–       Adaptability and positive attitude to change

–       Confidence to set goals, reflect and learn from experience


Personal Study/Homework

 Due to the Sport and Recreation course being largely experiential and the fact that most assessments are conducted within lesson time, homework will be slightly more intermittent than some other courses within the curriculum. In the  most part, a pupil’s study priority will revolve around the upkeep of their assessment log.



National 4/5 Physical Education

Community Sports Leaders Award in S5 (if leaving at end of S5) or S6


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