BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport
BTEC Level 2 in Sport
Course Level – 2
Course Type – BTEC
Specific Entry Requirements
Four GCSEs at Grade 3.
Duration – 1 Year
Student Age – 16-18
About The Course
If you want to get a job in the sports and leisure industry, then this course is ideal for you. The BTEC certificate in sport is a great course to help develop knowledge in the theory and practical- based skills needed to succeed in the sporting industry. You will build an understanding of anatomy and physiology, fitness programming and the skills needed to be a successful coach.
Your team work and communication skills will be developed through course activities, both of which are key skills future employers look for. You will have the chance to participate in team sports as part of the programme. Alongside your course you will have the exciting opportunity to be a part of the West Ham FC academy. Enabling you to take part in weekly training and matches.
How Is The Course Taught?
The course will be taught within a variety of learning environments. Using a mixture of classrooms, computer suits, gym suits, labs and sports hall.
Part of the course contains outdoor pursuits that enables students to participate in trips such as surfing in France and basketball games to the copper box stadium.
How will I be Assessed?
You will be assessed via a combination of written coursework, observations during practical tasks and presentations. The course is comprised of eight units, 2 of which are exams that are externally assessed. Assessments throughout the course vary from assignment to assignment, giving you a chance to showcase your development through a variety of methods.
The three mandatory units cover Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Practical Sports Performance; and Anatomy and Physiology. You will be able to monitor your assessments and your progress to success at any stage in the course.
What does it lead to?
After completing the course, level 2 graduates can progress to the Level 3 extended diploma in Sport. If successful at Level 3, they can progress to university in the sport sector.
These degrees range from physiotherapy, sports coaching, occupational therapy, sports rehabilitation, sports journalism, or to train as a PE teacher. Some of our students may take the apprenticeship route which can lead to employment.