The BTEC Sport course has been designed to provide an engaging, broad and stimulating introduction to the world of Sport and Fitness.
BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport
BTEC Firsts are NQF Level 1 or 2 qualifications designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.
The BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport is equivalent to a GCSE but has the benefit of a larger coursework and practical content.
It has been developed to:
- encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities
- give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through a selection of optional specialist units
- encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and team-working skills by having the opportunity to select from optional units available in the qualification structure
- give full-time learners the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences, or on to GCE AS or A level, and, in due course, to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector
- give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise (30 GLH)
Unit 2 Practical Performance (30 GLH) Mandatory Units.
- Students will also study 2 further optional Units from either
- The Mind and Sports Performance,
- The Sports Performer in Action,
- Training for Personal Fitness,
- Leading Sports Activities.
There will be an online screen examination in the Fitness for Sport and Exercise Unit. This is externally assessed at the end of the academic year.
The 3 other units will be internally assessed by the course teacher.
Students can achieve either a Level 1 award or a Level 2 (Pass/ Merit/ Distinction) award.
Assessments consist of both theoretical knowledge and understanding, and assessments of practical performance.