BTEC Sport

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Type of Course: BTEC
How is the course assessed?
Unit Core Unit  Assessment Method GLH
1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise External  30
2 Practical Sport Performance  Internal 30
  Mandatory Unit    
  Optional units to be completed to add up to a total of 120 GLH    
3 The Mind and Sports Performance Internal 30
4 Leading Sport Activities Internal 30
What topics / units will you study?
Health and fitness
Fitness testing and training
Leadership skills and qualities
Components of fitness
A variety of sports
Principles of training
Goal Setting
Data interpretation             
BTEC Sport is an excellent opportunity to develop students’ skills in Sport through a mixture of practical and theoretical exploration. Students will follow a series of Theoretical and Practical lessons in which they will develop their practical ability in various activities as well as gain an understanding of how the body works. Studying BTEC Sport will provide you with the knowledge to understand the industry and the skills to become a part of it.
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need?
The course is suited to individuals who have an interest in sport and regularly attend extra-curricular clubs 
Students who are prepared to get changed and take part in a wide variety of sporting activities
Students who have a target grade of a 4 or above in English
Students who are striving to improve their performance in sport
Students who are prepared to work hard and are ready to be challenged
Students who have an interest in physical activity and a desire to learn about how and why it is important to keep fit and healthy
Students must have a desire to develop their own and the skills of others, through coaching and volunteering
What trips /activities will you be involved in?
Various Physical Activities
Leadership opportunities
Fitness testing and training
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
BTEC Level 3 in sport
Sports Science Degree
Teaching/Leisure management/Personal trainer/Coach/Physiotherapist/armed forces/Police/Fire Brigade
How will this course help you to get a job?
Employers like applicants who can demonstrate sound social skills, who can listen to others and show commitment.
The course will also provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how to stay fit and healthy.
Physical education covers a wide range of topics and skills which can be applied to everyday life and future career opportunities even those outside of sport.
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
Mrs Watkins or any member of the PE department. 
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
"I am developing my practical and leadership skills throughout this course and I look forward to continuing with this."
Year 11 student