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Level: Intermediate (Level 2)Awarding Body: Pearson

Why study BTEC Level 2 in Sport?

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The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport provides learners with a vocational course that combines theory with practical methods of learning in a range of different units. The units delivered on the course include; Fitness for Sport, The Mind and Sports Performance, Leading Sports Activities and Anatomy and Physiology for Sport.

The students will also complete a level 1 Sports Leader qualification alongside the BTEC level 2 course. This qualification links directly to the unit leading sports activities. Students will also be given the opportunity to do a Level 1 Football (JSM) Award, Level 1 Basketball Leaders Award and Table Official Certificate. This will further prepare the students for the field of work and progression onto the Level 3 BTEC in Sport course.

What can it lead to?

The BTEC Level 2 prepares you to study a range Level 3 courses including the BTEC Level 3. The BTEC Level 2 is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for progression onto any level 3 programme. This could be either A levels or another BTEC course. The qualification provides opportunities for you to focus on the development of personal, learning and thinking skills, functional skills, and wider skills in a sport context. The course also develops your knowledge of environmental issues as well as health and safety considerations. Students will be required to undertake a two week work experience placement in April which will further develop the skills they have developed over the one year study of the BTEC Level 2 in Sport .  Just some the organisations you will have the opportunity of working with include Fitness First, Westway Sports & Fitness, Epic CC, Better, Virgin Active.

How is the course organised?

Awarding Body: Pearson

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport is a 12-unit qualification that consists of 2 Core units and 1 mandatory unit plus 9 optional specialist units chosen from the options list available for each endorsed title.

For more information on specifications and a full list of units studied you can visit the following link:

The units assessed will receive either of the following points per 10 guided learning hours:

2 (L1 pass), 4 (L2 pass) 6 (L2 merit) or 8 (L2 distinction)               



How is the course assessed?

Assessment on the course is mainly through the completion of written coursework assignments and projects which are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Students will be given formative feedback on these pieces of coursework following the submission. All student work is both internally and externally verified for quality control purposes.

There are 2 externally assessed units which are assessed through an online examination. These are:

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport

Unit 7: Anatomy & Physiology for Sport

What do I need to qualify for this course?

GCSEs mainly 2’s and 3’ with a minimum of 2 grade 4’s, including BTEC L1 Merit/Merit plus 2 GCSE’s Grade 4 and above in the subject.

All BTEC Sports students are expected to get involved in the Sports Enrichment Program. The range of activities available is extensive from the more recreational, available throughout the week by way of clubs e.g. Basketball, Five-a-Side Football or Badminton, to the competitive fixtures played every Wednesday in Basketball, Rugby, Football and Netball as part of the AOC sports league. The department also runs an annual outward bound (PGL) trip where students can take the opportunity to take part in a range of outdoor activities.

Who are the teachers?

The department is equipped with all the modern facilities required to deliver a modern day sport course. This includes a sports hall and a fitness training and assessment suite. All students have access to the latest resources, produced for effective delivery and understanding, which are regularly updated by our hardworking, passionate and creative department.

For more information contact The Head of Department.

Mr. Del Hall

0208 968 7755 x318

What do students say about the course?

“I have really enjoyed the course and it has helped me prepare for my next step onto the Level 3 course next year. The course has helped me work towards my future goal of working in the sports management industry.”

“The teachers are really encouraging and supportive and are always pushing me to achieve not just my predicted grade of a merit but also a distinction.”


What Else Should I Know About?

The BTEC course is predominantly theory based which provides students with many of the skills required to enhance their career aspirations within or outside of the sporting world. You will develop practical skills in your specialist areas and also learn about the other factors that contribute to improving performance.

The course is delivered by experienced staff will maximise your potential through a series of enjoyable and productive lessons. Progression to sports related degrees such as teaching, physiotherapy, sport science, sports studies and sports psychology as well as other non-sport related fields or employment.

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