BTEC CERTIFICATE SPORT

Awarding Body:EdexcelCourse Duration:1/2 Years

Minimum Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*- C, including Maths and English.

Course Content

The units will be selected from core units and specialist units taught over a one or two year period;

Across all pathways, the following core units will be studied;


Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being and Profesional Development in the Sports Industry.

Specialist units will be taught across the following courses:

Certificate: Practical Sports Performance.

Subsidiary Diploma: Sports Leadership, Practical Sports Performance, Application of Fitness Testing and Sports Event Organisation.

Methods and Patterns of Assessment

The course is structured to have 5 lessons per unit, per week, with one additional support session (Course Tutorial). Each unit typically has three assignments, which are supported with ‘How To Do It Sheets’, guiding the students through the assignment,
giving tips on information to include. The whole course is supported by an excellent intranet site, containing all of the information students need, as well as additional support sessions during study periods.

Throughout the course, course tutorial sessions will form a compulsory part of the timetable. Students will meet with their course tutor weekly, discussing their current progress, gaining feedback on their assignments and receiving support and guidance in their career aspirations. Student progress is also tracked through course tutorial, so students are aware of what grades they have achieved, and what they need to attain to achieve their desired grade. This all forms a vital part of the student success on the course.

You will have the opportunity to undertake additional courses of: CSLA, HSLA, Extended Project, First Aid and Child Protection in Sport. There will also be an opportunity to complete sport specific leaders awards with related National Governing Bodies. These will provide excellent additional qualifications for prospective employment and unit criteria will be integrated within them. The course may also involve field trips, with previous destinations being Club La Santa in Lanzarote, where certain units will be studied. At the end of year one, you will complete a one week, sport industry-related work experience placement, aimed at your personal career development.

Financial Implications

A course contribution of £85 gives the students the two core text books, a course polo shirt, a stationery starter pack and payment towards all trips across the course.

Work placements may require students to hold a valid police check (DBS). You will need to pay approximately £44 for this, however we will confirm the cost closer to the start of your course.

If your family's income is low, you can apply for help to meet this cost from our student support fund.

Career Progression

This course would be most suitable for students who have a keen interest in sport, who wish to study sport further into Higher Education or alternatively enter employment in to the sporting industry.

Previous students have pursued various sport related degrees (in Sport Science, Sports Development and Teaching at Universities including Bath, Loughborough and Birmingham), as well as using their qualifications from the BTEC Sport course to gain employment in the leisure and sports industry.

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