Introduction to the course
To provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to improve their understanding of sport, fitness and exercise.
Students will be able to practically apply what they learn.
The course is ideal for pupils who want to build leadership skills, confidence and communication skills.
The course includes elements that will allow pupils to research and write about sports, fitness and health issues.
Pupils will study a range of units:
The Edexcel BTEC Award in Sport builds many qualities such as practical technique, leadership, communication and confidence. These are transferable skills sought after by further education and employers.
Further study at college, e.g. BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, or Sport and Leisure related NVQ qualifications. AS level physical education as part of an AS level programme (see college prospectuses or websites for information on course entry requirements). BTEC or Level 3 qualification in Public Services. Possible career paths might include Professional Sports Person, Sports Coach/Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Fire Service, Physiotherapy, Health Assistant, Police Officer, Armed Forces, Dietician, Leisure Centre Worker, Gymnasium Instructor or Manager, Healthcare Assistant, Lifeguard, Youth Worker, Gym /, Outdoor Education Assistant.