BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Sport


Studying a BTEC First Diploma in Sport will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course. In the sport sector, typical employment opportunities may include working as a coach or as a fitness instructor. The qualification is intended primarily for learners in the 14?19 age group, but may also be used by other learners who wish to gain an introductory understanding of the vocational area. They enable a clear progression route to a level 3 course or an apprenticeship. BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context.

They are popular and effective because they engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamworking; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

BTEC Firsts motivate learners, and open doors to progression into further study and responsibility within the workplace.

What are the entry requirements?

Four GCSEs at grades D - G, grade 4 or less or other equivalent qualifications and a definite interest in or aptitude for sport. You will be expected to attend an interview.

What subjects will I study?

This course is made up of twelve units, of which seven are compulsory and five are optional. Units studied may include:

- Fitness for Sport and Exercise
- Practical Sports Performance
- Carrying Out a Sports-related Project
- The Mind and Sports Performance
- The Sports Performer in Action
- Training for Personal Fitness
- Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance
- Designing Exercise Programmes
- Practical Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
- Work Experience in Sport
- Running a Sports Event
- Sport Community Volunteering

How will I learn?

The course is delivered through practical activities, visits, workshops and lab-based sessions. Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.

There are some classroom-based activities and a range of practical experience at various sporting venues in and around the Barrow area. The course is also rich with opportunities for educational visits to help you learn through a vocational setting.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed in a variety of ways such as practical assessments, log books, written assignments, project work, fitness testing, case studies and observations of practical activities.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Progression on to a Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sports, an Apprentice in Active Leisure or employment as a leisure/gym/sports/retail assistant.

Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

How long is the course?

Full time over one year.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be expected to dress according to the activity in line with health and safety recommendations. Students would therefore be expected to purchase and wear a kit recommended by the college and footwear for practical sports and fitness testing. However, more specialist equipment for less frequent activities would be provided.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017

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