BTEC Sport offers a varied approach to your studies including assignments, practical tasks and written tests. This balanced approach will allow you to showcase to future employers how you can apply your learning to practical everyday workplace challenges.
The BTEC Extended Certificate course is a single award, equivalent to 1 A-level.
This course will give you flexibility and freedom to study other BTEC courses and/or A-levels.
Students should have a genuine interest in sport since much of the course will involve linking the theoretical aspects of the course through sporting examples.
You must complete a range of mandatory and optional units. The topics covered may include (among others) anatomy and physiology; fitness training and programming for health, sport, and well-being; professional development in the sports industry; sports leadership; investigating business in sport and the active leisure industry; skill acquisition in sport.
Studying BTEC Sport opens up a range of future career pathways such as degrees in Sport Studies, Sports Therapy, Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Teaching. It can also lead to jobs or further training in the fitness and training industry or sports development and coaching.
The assessment will be in the form of assignments, practical tasks, synoptic assessment (which may be internally or externally assessed), and externally assessed written exams.