BTEC Level 2 First for Sport

Exam Board: Edexcel

Entry Requirements:

4 GCSEs grade D or above, including English and Maths

What will I study?

The BTEC diploma is a vocational, highly practical course.  All of the units give practical, hands on experience of many differing sports industries.  You will study fitness programing, practical sports activities, outdoor and adventurous activities, sports science, sports coaching and also undertake a relevant work experience placement.  All students on the course will take the same core units.  You will also be able to choose further units in either of 2 pathways depending on your interests, these are 1) sport or 2) outdoor and adventurous activities.

Core Units:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Sport
  • Sports related project
  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Performance

Option 1) Sport Units:

  • Expedition Experience
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Injury and the Sports Performer
  • Running a Sports Event
  • Sport Community Volunteering

Option 2) (OAA) Units:

  • Expedition Experience
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Practical Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Land-based Outdoor and Adventure Activity Leadership

How will I be assessed?

Most units are assessed through written, video or practical evidence.  There are 2 externally assessed unit which are examined.

What could I do next?

The course is designed to lead directly onto the Level 3 Diploma in Sport.  Alternatively employment or apprenticeships in fitness centres, sports development coaching companies or the sports, leisure and fitness industries are possible routes.

Where can I get more information from? Mr Dennis, Curriculum Leader, Performance.