Sport Level 2 BTEC First Certificate / Extended Certificate has been added to My Courses

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Course specifics

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 (including English Language) of which only one can be a Level 2 vocational qualification (e.g. BTEC/OCR) at Pass grade or above.

17%exams

83%coursework

100%of students who complete this course continue into full time employment or further education

This course is a one year vocational course that allows a sports industry enthusiast to develop the knowledge and skills required to support progression on to a Level 3 programme of study or to progress in to employment within the Sports & Leisure field. This course is equivalent to 2/3 GCSE's

Dominic Williams

Dominic Williams

The course structure is designed to develop and extend underlying knowledge that underpins all study within the sports field; allow students to draw together and apply learning in a vocational context; provide a broader and deeper understanding of the sector, employment and careers; provide opportunity for work experience within the sports industry and to deepen and enhance practical application of vocational skills. This course is suitable for students who wish to study sport on a full time basis but have not yet met the minimum requirements to progress onto the Level 3 course. Students must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (English MUST be at grade 4 or higher).

Units to be studied (Please note units are subject to change)

Unit Number

Unit Title

Core, Mandatory or Optional

How Assessed

Unit 1

Fitness for Sport and Exercise

CORE

External Assessment

(1 hour online test)

Unit 2

Practical Sports Performance

CORE

Internal Assessment

 

Unit 7

Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance

MANDATORY

External Assessment

(1 hour online test)

 

Unit 4

The Sports Performer in Action

-

Internal Assessment

Unit 5

Training for Personal Fitness

-

Internal Assessment

Unit 6

Leading Sports Activities

-

Internal Assessment

Unit 8

Promotion and Sponsorship in Sport

-

Internal Assessment

Unit 9

Lifestyle and Well-being

-

Internal Assessment

Unit 10

Injury and the Sports Performer

-

Internal Assessment

Unit 11

Running a Sports Event

-

Internal Assessment

Unit 12

The Sport and Active Leisure Industry

-

Internal Assessment

Unit 13

Profiling Sports Performance

-

Internal Assessment

 

Methods of Teaching and Learning

Students will benefit from a wide range of teaching methods inclusive of lectures, peer work, presentations, practical study, individual project design, case study work, visiting speakers, visits to sporting facilities and use of individual experience to reflect and learn. Unique to this programme, learners will also take a work experience placement within the sport and leisure industry. During the course students will be helped to develop their research skills and complete coursework by the deadlines given. Students are expected to plan, deliver/lead and evaluate coaching/fitness sessions and must be prepared to work within a group and independently. Students will acquire the skills they need to monitor their own learning so to ensure they reach the highest standards. Students applying for this course should be aware that it is now subject to the new rules for BTEC Assessment, meaning that time management and timely submission is imperative. More of this will be explained to you during the application process and start of your course.

Enrichment

The vocational nature of this course enables learners to develop their sport specific knowledge alongside their main studies. During the course of their studies, learners will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their learning and CV through activities such as NGB Coaching Qualifications and Voluntary Work with our many sports providers. Students will also benefit from attending visits to sports and leisure venues and from receiving tuition/guest lectures from experts within industry.

Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

Students will have an opportunity to develop personal, learning and thinking skills through the diversity of teaching methods used and the breadth of units covered. This is inclusive of presentations, leading sports sessions, preparing reports to mention just a few. Alongside the Sport programme, students will undertake an Employability Challenge that will encourage them to undertake a variety of additional courses that prepare them for employment in the industry. Examples of these courses include Emergency First Aid at Work, FA Leaders Course, Handball Leaders and Inclusivity in Sport. Aside from these courses students will take part in a variety of industry visits and talks from guest speakers within industry.

Method of Assessment

This course offers a range of both internal and external assessment.

Internal Assessment

In general, internal assessment is coursework based and students will complete a range of activities within each unit to evidence their learning.

External Assessment

In line with new guidelines, the course features two units that are externally assessed. This assessment takes the form of an online test that is set and marked by EDEXCEL. Students will be given sufficient tutor support and guidance in the build-up to each test to feel confident in their answers. Students should be aware that there will be a requirement to complete revision and homework in order to achieve in these external assessments.

Resources

Sports Students at St Brendan’s have access to an excellent range of facilities which are used to support your learning. These include: A multi-purpose sports hall and outdoor facilities; fitness suite; teaching rooms and IT facilities. In addition to this students can expect to attend a range of educational trips/visits in order to consolidate their learning. Students will be provided with the opportunity to purchase the St. Brendan’s Sport & PE kit pack for use in all practical sessions.

What can I do next?

Many students who come to study on the Level 2 Sport Diploma have an ambition to go on to study at Level 3 (A-Level equivalent). To do so, they must achieve a minimum of MERIT/MERIT overall in their studies, demonstrate an attendance of 90%+ on the course and, where applicable, achieve at least a ‘one grade improvement’ on their English and Mathematics courses. In addition, students must consistently demonstrate commitment and effort towards the course and demonstrate that further study on a sports course would be appropriate for their future progression. In some cases, students may decide that they wish to pursue employment within the industry. Whilst this course alone will not guarantee this, the additional experiences available within the course, coupled with study, will make many young people an ideal candidate for an apprenticeship within the industry or indeed to seek employment with local sports providers.

This course would form part of your Access to Level 3 Programme – click here to find out more.

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