BTEC Sport

What is the course about?

The Level 3 Sport BTEC course examines various components of sport, including how the body systems respond during exercise, different careers in the sporting sector and how to construct a health and fitness programme for a client with specific needs.

There are four units in total across the 2 years:
Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 2 - Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Fitness and Well-Being
Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 7 - Practical Sports Performance

Each unit is unique in its content. Some of the material builds on previously acquired knowledge from KS4 (GCSE PE or Health and Fitness), but students are also introduced to new knowledge, concepts and skills across the course of study.

There are various methods of assessments for students to complete, including external exams, internally marked coursework and practical performance. This makes the course suitable for a variety of different learners.

Who might the course suit?

Students with an interest in pursuing a careers in the sports industry or health and fitness sector, or those who wish to continue studying PE/Sport at a higher level. The course is also appropriate for students who wish to be challenged across a range of assessment methods, including exams, coursework and practical work.

What might the course lead to?

Studying this course can lead Higher Education courses or directly into employment. Many of our students have progressed onto the following progression routes:

Sports Coaching, Sports Development Officer, Fitness Professional, Sports Events Management, Teaching and Physiotherapy.