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BTEC Level 2 Overview

The Level 2 Education Programme is a specialist work related course built around the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport and builds knowledge of practical sports performance, training and personal fitness, running sports events and sport community volunteering. This course particularly suits those wanting to enter employment and/or further study in the sport and active leisure sector as you will gain valuable work experience and continue to study English and Maths.

Alongside the academic aspect of the course, you will also become a player and a scholar within a professional football club and compete within the Football League Trust competing at the best arenas & grounds across the country. Upon successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to progress on to the prestigious Level 3 Education Programme. The Level 3 Programme provides an excellent platform for you to access higher education with the most common exit route being university study.

The Level 2 Diploma in Sport consists of the following units:

• Fitness for Sport & Exercise
• Practical Sports Performance
• Carrying Out a Sports Related Project
• The Mind & Sports Performance
• The Sports Performer in Action
• Training & Personal Fitness
• Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Performance
• Designing Exercise Programmes
• Work Experience in Sport
• Running a Sports Event
• The Sport & Active Leisure Industry
• The Provision of Sport & Active Leisure
• Sport Community Volunteering

English and Maths qualifications of either GCSE or Functional Skills, will also be delivered alongside your sports studies.

As part of the course, you will be required to complete work experience in a variety of sports settings as well as performing various roles within the organisation of sports events; this will include refereeing and officiating roles. This knowledge and experience will allow for further progression within seeking employment and/or further education options

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Teaching Methods

You will learn through practical sport experience and theoretical based learning. Groups are taught through classroom lectures, practical sport, group discussions and practical application of sporting theories. The course is assessed continuously through assignment & portfolio building to meet the specific Edexcel BTEC criteria via an interactive learning platform.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs or equivalent at grade D or above including English and Maths.

Course Assessment

Most units are assessed through assignments which are submitted via the interactive learning platform in a variety of formats; these include written reports, posters, practical sports, demonstrations, group tasks, interviews, practical coaching, presentations, work experience, projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments. Two of the core units are assessed using an on screen test that will be completed under exam conditions.

Progression Opportunities

The BTEC qualifications in Sport have been developed to meet employer needs in the sport and active leisure sector and to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in this sector or to progress to further education. In particular this course prepares students for the Football League Trust Level 3 Education and Football Programme as well as employment in the sport and active leisure industry.

BTEC Level 3 Overview

The BTEC National in Sport is a specialist work related course developed to cover the core elements of sporting performance and excellence such as Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology, Coaching, Analysis and Technical and Tactical Development. This course particularly suits those wanting to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector as sports coaches, instructors and leaders and for those wishing to progress to higher education to study a sport related degree such as coaching, sports development and sports science.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma consists of 180 credits of learning selected by the college from the list below:

• Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport
• The Physiology of Fitness
• Assessing Risk in Sport
• Fitness Training and Programming
• Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
• Sports Nutrition
• Psychology for Sports Performance
• Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport
• The Athlete’s Lifestyle
• Sports Coaching
• Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise
• Current Issues in Sport
• Exercise, Health & Lifestyle
• Sports Injuries
• Analysis of Sports Performance
• Talent Identification & Development in Sport
• Work Experience in Sport
• Rules, Regulations & Officiating in Sport
• Organising Sports Events

As part of the course, you will be required to complete work experience in a variety of sports settings as well as performing various roles within the organisation of sports events; this will include refereeing and officiating roles. This knowledge and experience will allow for further progression within seeking employment and/or higher education options.

Teaching Methods

You will learn through practical sport experience and theoretical based learning. Groups are taught through classroom lectures, practical sport, group discussions and practical application of sporting theories. The course is assessed continuously through assignment & portfolio building to meet the specific Edexcel BTEC criteria via an interactive learning platform.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade C; including English Language & Mathematics.

Course Assessment

All units are assessed through assignments which are submitted via the interactive learning platform in a variety of formats; these include written reports, posters, practical sports, demonstrations, group tasks, interviews, practical coaching, presentations, work experience, projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments.

Progression Opportunities

The BTEC qualifications in Sport have been developed to meet employment opportunities in the sport and active leisure sector and to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in this sector or to progress to higher education. In particular the course prepares students for employment or further education in sports coaching, physical education, fitness instruction, sports development leisure management, and sport and exercise science. Progression onto higher education in sports related degrees is an extremely common pathway for sports students.