BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport


This Level 2 course is suitable for students who don't qualify for Level 3 (A Level equivalent) courses.

The BTEC Level 2 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 sports 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, including:

  • Public Services
  • Business
  • Information & Creative Technology
  • GCSE Biology

It also combines well with the College's two Level 2 enrichment qualifications in sport:



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

The Award is a one year course that is the equivalent to one GCSE at grade 9-4.

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 and practical assessment): 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.
  • The mind and Sports Performance (coursework):  this unit looks at concepts influencing the mind in sporting situations and  explores the possible effects on sports performance.  Students will learn about personality, arousal, anxiety, motivation and self-confidence.

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 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:

  • Visits to local sports clubs


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


This course is a combination of external assessment and coursework, so students must enjoy written work. The assessment methods are varied and range from posters to practical assessments.  One unit will be externally assessed through an exam, with three coursework units. 
The exam board for this BTEC Level 2 is Pearson BTEC

Entry Requirements

Students need an average of Grade 3 over their four best subjects at GCSE (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be acceped on this course.

If students have not  achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English they will be required to re-take them alongside this course.

Students should be willing to participate in a wide range of sports and happy to work with others.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport information leaflet.

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