This specialist qualification focuses on developing your knowledge of the different areas of employment within the vocational world of sport. The course brings together both practical and theoretical units where students gain outstanding classroom teaching throughout the course. This is achieved through a variety of vocational tasks that encourage the development of appropriate vocational behaviour and transferrable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are valued in both higher education and the workplace.
All modules are assessed through a variety of methods including presentations, interviews, group work and written assignments, externally assessed exams and synoptic assessments. During the course all students will be given the opportunity to coach and co-ordinate extra-curricular sports activities. This will then enable you to become part of The MFG Sports Leadership Academy, and participate in coaching teams and leading sports events with local primary schools.
If you are interested in the world of sport and wish to pursue a career in its various related areas or intend to progress to careers which involve performance, including as a sports coach or a support officer in a high-performance environment, then this is the course for you.
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology*
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being**
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 4: Sports Leadership
Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing
Unit 6: Sports Psychology
Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance
Unit 8: Coaching for Performance
Unit 9: Research Methods in Sport
Unit 11: Research Project in Sport
Unit 19: Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity**
Unit 22: Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry**
Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport
Unit 25: Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
*Externally assessed written examination
**Externally assessed synoptic examination
Units 1, 2, 19 and 22 are externally assessed units accounting for 41% of the final grade
Units 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 23 and 25 are internally assessed coursework units accounting for 59% of the final grade
Grade 4 in GCSE PE or Level 2 Pass or above equivalent with Grade 4,4 in Combined Science, Grade 4 in GCSE English Language. (Sport/Coaching experience could also be considered)
Studying BTEC Sport will equip you with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare yourself for employment within the sporting industry, ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the sport and leisure sector, public services or on to higher education. Students go on to study sport and its related fields, such as education, elite performance, sports management, sports coaching and development, sports and exercise science, performance analysis, technical scouting, physiotherapy and sports therapy.