BTEC Level 2 Sports Leadership

Subject Overview

The BTEC course will:

  • Encourage personal development through practical participation and leadership 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
  • Provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees
  • Give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised level 1 or level 2 vocationally-specific qualification
  • Give full-time learners the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Edexcel 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.

Course Content

Component 1

Fitness for Sport and Exercise for Sports Coaches

Students will study:

  • Components of physical fitness
  • Components of skill related fitness
  • Principles of training
  • Fitness training methods

Component 2

Leading Sports Activities

Students will study:

  • Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership
  • Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities
  • Review the planning and leading of sports activities
  • Work with Year 7 students , leading a circuit or a team game

Why choose BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport?

  • If you have good skills and understanding in a variety of sports/physical activities.
  • You enjoy learning about the theoretical aspects of physical activity.
  • BTEC Level 2 lends itself to BTEC National Extended/Subsidiary Diplomas. Potential career paths after further study include teaching, coaching, sports journalism, physiotherapy, development of sport technology, sport science.