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Sport and physical activity - BTEC

What will I learn?

This qualification is equal to one A level. The course is made up of five units, three mandatory and three optional. The units you may study are:

  • Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity
  • Unit 2 Sports coaching and leadership
  • Unit 3 Sports organisation and development
  • Unit 18 Practical skills in sport and physical activities
  • Unit 19 Sport and exercise psychology

During the course you will develop your knowledge of sport and the different aspects within it. You will develop an understanding of anatomy and physiology during sport performance and the role sport plays in society. You will develop the ability to plan, deliver and evaluate sports coaching sessions as well as the assessment and treatment of sports injuries. You will have the opportunity to develop practical performances and develop an understanding of the psychological aspects of sport.

What skills do I need?

  • You must have an interest in sport, be very motivated and keen to develop your leadership and practical skills.
  • Communication skills are important as assessment will involve presentations.
  • Organisation skills; the ability to work conduct research and work independently.
  • Time management to ensure you meet deadlines.

How is the course graded?

The course is assessed through two externally assessed exams and internally assessed coursework which is externally moderated and graded at either a Pass (E), Merit (C) or Distinction (A). Coursework tasks will include written/ typed assignments, presentations and practical assessments.

What is next for me after this course?

This course will provide learners with the opportunity to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the sport and physical activity sector. Learners will be able to progress into higher education on a sport-related programme such as sport and physical education, sport science, sport coaching and development or sport and leisure management.