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By its very nature, the sport BTEC course is ‘hands-on’ in its approach. It will provide you with a solid understanding in theory, before training you in the practical elements of working in the industry.
The BTEC sports course has will prepare you for the workforce and compliments a range of practical/vocationally oriented sessions. Your assessments will vary from unit to unit, but all units are internally assessed via coursework. Additionally, you will gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of Anatomy & Physiology and study more practical units. 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.
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 course provides employment routes into a number of areas such as the Armed Forces, Police, Sport and Leisure Industry and other health fields.
At least five grade 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.
BTEC Extended Certificate, this is equivalent to 1 A-Level
BTEC Diploma, this is equivalent to 2 A-Levels
BTEC Extended Diploma, this is equivalent to 3 A-Levels