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BTEC Sport

The BTEC Sport (diploma) is a vocational qualification, which is equivalent to two A levels upon completion. The course is ideal for those seeking employment within the sports industry. At present, unlike A levels, BTEC Sport is not assessed through traditional written examinations; instead assessment is done regularly throughout the course as students complete coursework tasks. Assessment is varied and all assignments are based on real life scenarios.


Key Stage 5

TermYear 12Year 13
1Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
The physiology of fitness
Fitness testing in sport
Assessing risk in sport
Sports development
Outdoor and adventurous activities
Sports injuries
Organising sports events
2Sports coaching
Work experience in sport
Fitness training and programming
Outdoor and adventurous activities (continued)
Sports injuries (continued)
Practical Individual sports
Rules, regulations and officiating
3Sports coaching (continued)
Work experience in sport (continued)
Fitness training and programming (continued)
Practical individual sports (continued)
Rules, regulations and officiating (continued)

Assessment Information

Assessment is ongoing throughout the two years of study. Each assessment follows strict guidance from the exam board. Deadlines are published to students at the start of the year.

Assessment will be:

  • Written assignments
  • Verbal presentations
  • Demonstrating practical techniques (e.g. administering fitness tests and leading coaching sessions)

Useful Links

http://www.brianmac.co.uk/index.htm

https://www.sportplan.net

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/careers/subject-information/sport-exercise-science/useful-resources/