Physical Education

BTEC Sport is an exciting, practical, theoretical and exam based subject which involves fitness training, professional development and provision of sport. The course is aimed at students with a keen interest in a variety of sports, who wish to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sport sector.

Equivalent to 3 A-levels. 14 units of which 10 are mandatory. It is a full time 2-year course that meets entry requirements for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in sport before entering employment.

14 units – with the following 10 mandatory units:

-Anatomy & Physiology

-Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

-Professional Development in the Sports Industry

-Sports Leadership

-Practical Sports Performance

-Coaching for Performance

-Research Methods in Sport

-Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity

-Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry

A flavour of some of the optional units include:

-Skill Acquisition in Sport

-Sport Massage

-Current Issues in Sport

-Technical & Tactical Demands of Sport

-Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

-Sport Psychology

This course has both internally and externally assessed components. Internally assessed units require students to:

write up the findings of their own research

use case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations

carry out projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes

demonstrate practical and technical skills.

Mandatory content is weighted at 58% and external assessment is weighted at 42%

This course meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress into higher education courses in sport before employment.

Upon successful completion of the diploma it is possible to progress into higher education to study: Sport and Exercise Studies; Physical Education Teaching (both primary and secondary); Sport Therapy; Coaching Science; Health, Sports Performance and Nutrition; Recreation/Sports Management; Leisure Management and Sport Development.