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In our Sport BTEC course, students will explore the different types and providers of sport and physical activity, as well as the equipment and technology available. Building on this, they will look at individuals’ differing needs, to gain an understanding of how to increase participation in sport while further developing their knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology in a contextualised way.

They will then apply their knowledge and skills to planning and delivering sports activity sessions for participants in practical sessions. The qualification enables learners to develop sector-specific skills such as sport analysis and sports leadership, and also personal skills such as communication, planning, time management and teamwork which are all required for a successful career in the sports industry

What will I study in BTEC Level1/Level 2 Award in Sport?

BTEC Sports students will study the following modules as part of the course

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Performance in Sport
  • Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Why should I study BTEC Sport?

If you are interested in taking your study of sport further, the subject-specific knowledge and skills outlined above, and developed through studying this qualification, will give you a strong foundation for academic or vocational study at level 3, including apprenticeships. This qualification is designed to be taken as part of a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 4.

It will go particularly well alongside GCSEs in EBacc subjects (including Biology), GCSEs in creative subjects (such as Drama, Music and Art) and/or other technical awards (eg, BTEC Business) to provide both curriculum breadth and the skills you need to make informed choices about study post-16.

How is the BTEC Sport Award Assessed?

Assessment for this course comprises; An onscreen test market by Pearson. Practical Assessment, Synoptic Assessment. Requires learners to draw on and apply their learning of FITT principles and principles of training, and considerations for safety to a designed and implemented fitness training programme.

What further study careers can BTEC Sport lead to?

Studying on this programme can lead to further study (A Level and BTEC) in sports science, sports management, business, psychology, media, and applied sciences.

Typical careers pursued by graduating students include Sport Management, Sport Coaching, Performance in Sport, Sports Marketing, Teaching, Sports Analysis.

Co-curricular Activities

Co-curricular activites available include playing in college sports sport teams, visiting local sporting events, and  Media and Business clubs.