BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

The BTEC course will:

  • 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
  • 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 Contents

Fitness for Sport and Exercise – Exam 30 marks

Students will study the following:

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

Practical Sports Performance – Coursework 30 marks

Students will study the following:

  • Rules
  • Regulations
  • Scoring systems
  • Application of the rules
  • Take part in a variety of sports
  • Roles of officials
  • Responsibilities of officials

Training for personal fitness – Coursework 30 marks

Students will study the following:

  • Setting goals using SMARTER targets
  • The basic principles of training (FITT)
  • Selection of training methods and activities
  • Safely implement a personal fitness training programme
  • Keep a training diary
  • Review the programme

Leading sports activities – Coursework 30 marks

Students will study the following:

  • Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership
  • Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities
  • Review the planning and leading of sports activities

Exams and Assessments

One exam – 30 marks
Three units consisting of nine assignments – 90 marks

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 Diploma’s. Potential career paths after further study include teaching, coaching, sports journalism, physiotherapy, development of sport technology, sport science.