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

Why choose BTEC sport:

If you enjoy sport and have a passion for physical activity, then this course if perfectSport for you. Combining theoretical units with practical based experiences enables us to enhance our knowledge and contextualise our learning through a vocational course.

 A popular alternative to GCSE study, a BTEC course uses a range of different assessment methods, allowing you to broaden your skills in assignment writing, producing booklets to presentations and an external exam, essentials skills which will support you throughout your educational journey and into working industries.

Who is the course for:

This course is for those who enjoy learning and stretching themselves in a range of different learning environments, incorporating both theory and practical study. You should:

  • Have an interest in sports, in participating, health, fitness, leading andSport1 spectating
  • Be keen to learn about our body, sports injuries and how we can improve sports 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.

Teaching and Learning:

Lessons will be delivered through a blended approach of different methods, combining practical skills with theoretical learning will foster student’s knowledge on the following key units.

  • The development of core knowledge and understanding of the body and itsSport2 response to exercise, the body’s ability to increase its fitness levels and the attributes of a sports leader.
  • Understanding different sports injuries, learning about rehabilitation and recovery processes from amateur to elite level performance.
  • Exploring nutrition, its impact on the body and performance.
  • The development and application of skills such as: analysing sporting acquisitions, planning, leading and evaluating a training programme, communicating feedback and presenting findings to peers.


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 (coursework consists of 60% of your grade).  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. 


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