BTEC Sport

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

What is the content of the Course?

Core PE Units: BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport:

Unit 1:    Health and Fitness for Sport and Exercise.

Unit 2:  Practical Sports Performance.

Unit 3:  The Mind and Sports Performance.

Unit 4:    The Sports Performer in Action.

Unit 5:  Training for Personal Fitness.

Unit 6:   Leading Sports Activities.

Students will achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction in all the units above to qualify for the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport (1 x GCSE equivalent).

What skills will be developed?

  • Applying theory to practical situations.
  • Proficiency in practical performance.
  • ICT skills to produce coursework.

What could I do next with this subject?

Please speak to your PE teacher with regard to which course will suit you.  You could also study the Level 3 BTEC National in Sport at Goffs with this qualification.  Could lead to potential occupations in the following fields:

  • Health and Fitness Instructor.
  • PE Teacher.
  • Sports Science courses.
  • Leisure Centre Assistant.
  • Sports Coach.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

BTEC Certificate in Sport (1 x AS Level equivalent)

BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (1 x A Level equivalent)

Course Description

The BTEC Sport is a part practical, part theoretical and provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop their understanding of Practical Performance, Coaching, Leadership, Health & Safety and Physiology
  • Provide a sound, intellectually demanding vocational learning experience
  • Use the motivating interest in sport to promote academic learning
  • Give the students the opportunity to acquire coaching and leadership awards
  • Develop and extend the students’ practical sporting skills in a wide range of activities

The BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1 A Level.  The BTEC National Diploma in Sport is equivalent to 2 A Levels, and therefore counts as two options choices.

The course will provide opportunities for the students to be aware of and to develop personal qualities of leadership, responsibility, appearance, commitment and teamwork in a range of practical and academic situations.  It will extend the students’ knowledge in the organisation of sport, in the UK and abroad, as well as the main psychological, social and physiological factors that affect a performance of a practical skill.  Students will have the opportunity to gain experience and awards in coaching, officiating, leadership and event organisation.

Course Outline

Certificate in Sport

Unit 1:      Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport (5 credits)

Unit 2:      Physiology of Fitness (5 credits)

Unit 3:      Assessing Risk in Sport (10 credits)

Unit 7:      Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise (10 credits)

Subsidiary Diploma (2nd Year)

Unit 4 Fitness Training and Programming (10 credits)

Unit 8 Practical Team Sports (10 credits)

Unit 13 Leadership in Sport (10 credits)

Course Assessment

Assessment is made up of a number of assignments spread through the year.  Students will achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade in each unit, and for the course as a whole.

Career Opportunities

The course is particularly useful for students interested in a career in teaching, physiotherapy, coaching, leisure centre/facility management, the fitness industry, personal training, working with children in local authority schemes, the police or armed forces.

Progression to University

The course is particularly relevant for sports, science and leisure related degrees.

Entry Requirements

Students will need A*-C in GCSE PE or a Merit in BTEC Sport Diploma/Extended Certificate in KS4.

Head of Department:  Mr A Tranter


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