BTEC  SPORT (1 A LEVEL EQUIVALENT)

BTEC SPORT (1 A LEVEL EQUIVALENT)

Course Content
BTEC Sport is a vocational course which combines theory and practical methods of learning in a range of different units, including Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Professional Development in the Sports Industry followed by optional units from Sports Leadership, Fitness Testing, Sports Psychology, and Sports Performance. The BTEC Extended Certificate is a vocational course which combines theory and practical methods of learning in a range of different units, including Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Professional Development in the Sports Industry followed by optional units from Sports Leadership, Fitness Testing, Sports Psychology, and Sports Performance.

Why Study Sport?
If you love sport and want to develop your skills and knowledge for the possibility of pursuing a career in the sports and leisure industry, then this course is for you. It contributes towards part of your programme of study, allowing for other A levels or vocational courses to be studied at the same time. The course combines up to date knowledge with the right balance of practical learning and assessments delivered flexibly to develop skills needed for a sporting career or further education.

The course aims to provide an enriched learning experience that develops skills and qualifications for employment. Learners can complete optional courses including Duke of Edinburgh, umpiring awards, lifeguard qualifications, residentials, sport therapy courses, career workshops and other trips/visits that link to the course content.

Assessment
All assessments are internally marked and will be in the form of a range of activities, including coursework, practical tasks and group work. None of the tasks will require an examination. Each unit will be marked in line with the grading criteria, giving students a Pass, Merit or Distinction. All units will then be accumulated at the end of the course to provide an overall grade for the course.

Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and a 5 in English.