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Qualification: BTEC Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness
Specification: BTEC Sport


The qualification consists of three components that will give students the opportunity to explore different sporting aspects which includes the body and its response to exercise, sports injuries and rehabilitation and the planning, leading and evaluating of sports sessions.

Components 1 and 3 are assessed through internal assessment.  Component 2 builds on the skills and knowledge learnt in component 1 and takes the form of a 90 minute exam totalling 70 marks (40% weighting) which is externally marked.

Who is the course for?

This course is for those who wish to acquire skills through vocational contexts by studying the body and its response to exercise, how sports injuries occur and the rehabilitation required, methods of training and increasing fitness and planning, leading and evaluating sports sessions.

You should:

  • Have an interest in sports, in participating, leading and spectating
  • Be keen to learn about factors that affect sporting performance
  • Be keen to display analysis through written formats and presentations
  • Be able to communicate and self-reflect on you own performance in planning and leading sports sessions.

What will I do on the course?

You will study sport specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment including:

  • The development of core knowledge and understanding of the body and its response to exercise, the body’s ability to increase its fitness levels and the attributes of a sports leader
  • The development and application of skills such as: analysing research information, planning, leading and evaluating, presenting, communicating and problem solving
  • The development of self, peer and professional analysis


Key Stage 4 Options Information

Qualification: BTEC First Award in Sport
Specification: BTEC Sport


At The Grange School, the Level 2 Btec Sport lasts for two years, consisting of four units and is equivalent to one GCSE. One of the units is an online exam; the other 3 are coursework based.

There are also work-related units with assignments and projects based on realistic work place situations, activities and demands.

Who is the course for?

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport has been designed primarily for young people aged 14 to 19 who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4.

It has been developed to:

  • encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities
  • give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through a selection of optional specialist units
  • encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and team-working skills by having the opportunity to select from optional units available in the qualification structure
  • provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees
  • give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised level 1 or level 2 vocationally-specific qualification
  • give learners the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences, or on to GCE AS or A level, and, in due course, to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector

What will I do on the course?

As well as learning about the wider aspect of the sports industry, you will learn and develop skills and knowledge of coaching and leadership as well as learning how to plan and deliver fitness programmes. There is a large practical element to this course so it is essential you enjoy sport.

Units of work include:

- Fitness for Sport and Exercise

- Practical Sports Performance

- Leading Sports Activities

- Training for Personal Fitness

Subject Documents Date  
Sport Curriculum Overview 12th Feb 2020 Download