BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Award in Sport

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Overview

The BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Award in Sport is an excellent choice for students who wish to learn more about training for personal fitness, practical sport and delivering a leadership session in sport.

What goes well with this course?

All Sport Courses are diverse and cover a range of sport related topics including anatomical, psychological and sociological aspects of Sport. This means a wide range of subjects work well with Sport Studies, including:

  • Public Services
  • Business
  • IT
  • Media
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Applied Science

Progression

This stimulating and challenging vocational course will provide students with a strong grounding for further study such as the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport or the basis for pursuing a career in Sport and Recreation.

Both the Certificate and Award are one year courses, however the Certificate is the equivalent to two GCSEs and the Award is the equivalent to one GCSE grades A* to C.

Course Content

There are four units in the Award course:
  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise (exam): students learn about the different components of fitness, methods of training, how to carry out various different fitness tests and how to determine exercise intensity.
  • Practical Sport (coursework): students participate in two sports, analysing their performances and setting future targets and training methods.
  • Leadership (coursework): students will study the attributes and responsibilities of a sports leader, learn how to plan sports leadership sessions, deliver a sports leadership session and review the planning and leading of the delivered session.
  • Training for Personal Fitness (coursework):  the students will learn how to collect and interpret personal information with which they will then use to design and implement a training programme.  They will also study the principles of training and how these are considered when planning a training programme. 
 
There are eight units in the Certificate course:
  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise (exam): students learn about the different components of fitness, methods of training, how to carry out various different fitness tests and how to determine exercise intensity.
  • Practical Sport (coursework): students participate in two sports, learning the key rules and regulations, whilst analysing their performances and setting future targets and training methods.
  • Leadership (coursework): students will study the attributes and responsibilities of a sports leader, learn how to plan sports leadership sessions, deliver a sports leadership session and review the planning and leading of the delivered session.
  • Training for Personal Fitness (coursework): the students will learn how to collect and interpret personal information with which they will then use to design and implement a training programme.  They will also study the principles of training and how these are considered when planning a training programme. 
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance (exam): students learn the structures and functions of the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems and begin to investigate how they respond to exercise.
  • Injury and the Sports Performer (coursework): students examine the risks and hazards associated with sports participation and the methods/legisation used to maintain health and safety standards in sport.  They will also learn the signs and symptoms of injuries common with sports participation and know about the response to injury and injury management. 
  • Running a Sports Event (coursework): in this unit the students will plan a sports event in which they contribute to the organising, running and leading of the event.  After the event each student will review their performance and provide recommendations for any future events.
  • Promotion and Sponsorship in Sport (coursework): the students will focus on the issues involved in the promotion of sport and explore the use of sponsorship in sports promotion to enable them to create a plan for the promotion of a sports event/scenario which they will then review.
 

Download the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sport information leaflet.

In preparation for the first year of this course, please take a look at our Starting with Confidence leaflet, which will give you a head start when you begin the course in September.

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Award in Sport students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of course related experiences. In the last couple of years, these have included:

  • a visit to the Spectrum Leisure Centre, Guildford, where students had the opportunity to research health and safety issues to support study of the ‘Injury in Sport’ unit of their course

In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s: Activities Programme and Guest Speaker Programme.

Assessment

This course is a combination of exams and coursework, so you must enjoy written work. The assessment methods are varied and range from posters to practical assessments.  On the Award, one unit will be exam based with three coursework units.  On the Certificate, two units will be exam based with six coursework units.
 
Students will begin to work on their analytical skills, through self-analysis, which they will build upon if they choose to continue to study sport at Level 3.
 

The exam board for this BTEC Level 2 is Pearson BTEC

Entry Requirements

Students must have some C and D grades at GCSE. If they have not already achieved Grade C in Maths and English they will be required to re-take them.

Students must be interested in and committed to a wide range of sports and also be keen to study sport in-depth.  Students should be willing to take part in practical activities and be able to work with others.

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