By its very nature, this course is ‘hands on’ in its approach and will provide you with a solid understanding in theory, before training you in the practical elements of working in the industry. If you love watching, playing and reading about sport, then this course will boost your confidence and help you develop your practical skills, as well as your theory and knowledge of the subject.
This course has been designed to prepare you for the workforce and is complimented by a range of practical/vocationally oriented sessions. There are three course options available for Sport: Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma. Your assessments will vary from unit to unit, but they are all internally assessed via coursework. You will gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of Anatomy & Physiology and study more practical units such as Sports Coaching and Leadership which are assessed through your ability to plan and lead coaching sessions.
You will also study Sports Massage, which, together with the Sports Injuries unit, is fantastic for progression into careers such as Sports Therapy or rehab.
You can’t beat real-world experience to develop your skills, so if you choose the Diploma or Extended Diploma, you’ll also complete work experience in a sport-related occupation, where you will learn skills such as writing CVs and letters of application, and interview techniques, which are highly relevant to your future.
Students who have completed the BTEC Sport course have gone to university to study degrees in Teaching, Sports Science, Coaching, Physiotherapy and Leisure Management, to name just a few.
If you decide not to go to university, the BTEC courses provide employment routes into a number of areas such as the Armed Forces, Police, Sport and Leisure Industry and other health fields.
At least five 4s at GCSE, including at least a merit or distinction in BTEC First Certificate in Sport (if studied).
BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma and BTEC Extended Certificate.