Sport (BTEC)

Why study this subject?

BTEC Sport offers learners who love being active the opportunity to widen their experience and develop their competencies. In the first term learners will have the opportunity to experience a range of sporting activities they would not traditionally have access to such as outdoor pursuits, climbing and cycling.

Learners will go on to develop their leadership in sport by learning and experience coaching sessions. This will enable them to practice and perform all aspects of sport, whilst learning about the range of careers available in the sport, fitness and leisure sector.


What will I study?

Within Physical Education we offer BTEC Sport Level 2. This course contains theory and practical elements. There are external examination elements, coursework and practical assessments. You will gain an understanding of the human body and the effect of leading a healthy, active lifestyle. You will also look into the Psychology of sport and what it really takes to become an elite performer. Practically you will develop a deeper understanding of skills and tactics within a number of sports and complete an analysis of performance within a controlled assessment piece of work.


What careers can a qualification in this course lead to?

This may lead to a career in sport development, the fitness industry, PE teaching, sports coaching and management. It may also help you in a career as a nutritionist, physiotherapist or within sports media and journalism.


What other courses could I progress onto after completing?

This course will allow learners to progress to post 16 courses such as AS /A2 Physical Education or BTEC National Level 3 Sport.


Who should take BTEC Sport?

Do you want a career in the sporting world?

Are you interested in how the body works and how to push it to its limits?

Are you competitive and have a drive to succeed?

Do you thrive within a practical setting?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to all these questions then you should certainly be considering taking BTEC Sport as an option.

If you can answer ‘yes’ to at least 3 of the questions then talk to Miss Matthews about whether you should choose this option.

If you can’t answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions then BTEC Sport is not for you.