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Qualification

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Sport.

In Years 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to study BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Sport (Syllabus Number 603/7068/3).

This course is 100% theory and in addition to Core PE. If you wish to study sport at KS4 students should be interested in and play sport. Students should have a good attitude to learning in both practical and theory PE at KS3, completing work to a good standard.

What the course involves

During the course you will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Provision in sport and physical Activity including equipment and facilities available.
  • Barriers to exercise and solutions in order to address barriers.
  • How to prepare the body for exercise.
  • Components of fitness needed for sport and physical activity.
  • Fitness testing.
  • Exploring the role of officials.
  • Methods to improve sporting performance.

How the course is assessed

The course is assessed through two coursework units worth 60% and one exam unit worth 40% if the final grade.

  • Component 1 – ‘Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity’ making 30% of final grade through a written piece of coursework.
  • Component 2 – ‘Taking part and improving Other Participants Sporting Performance’ making 30% of final grade through a written piece of coursework.
  • Component 3 – ‘Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants in Sport and Physical Activity’ making 40% of final grade through a written examination.

Career opportunities

Successful completition of the course will enable students to go on to study a Level 3 Sports course with career opportunities such as a Teacher, Coach, Physiotherapist, Sports Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Sport Psychologist and in Sports Development.

Post-16 opportunities

This is an ideal qualification for someone wishing to go on to Level 3 / A Level Sport or PE.

Required resources/equipment for the course

A good attitude to learning in both theory and practical PE at KS3. In addition, you will need NCL PE kit consisting of the purple logo polo shirt, plain black shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers.

For further information contact:

Miss Clark (Head of PE) or your PE Teacher

Please see the following link for the BTEC Tech Sport specification; BTEC Tech Awards Sport Quick Guide (pearson.com)