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Welcome to Sport (BTEC)

It is vitally important that students understand the importance of exercise in modern day society. This course is designed to enable learners to apply their knowledge both theoretically and practically. There is an emphasis on encouraging students to develop their knowledge and apply it to workplace scenarios that are relevant to the sports industry today.

The Sport BTEC uses a combination of assessment styles to give students the confidence that they can apply their knowledge in a variety of different scenarios to succeed in the workplace. Students will explore a variety of different topics across 4 units, including how the Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems function, and the fundamentals of the Energy systems.

In contract, Sport BTEC will teach you how to assess a person’s fitness and lifestyle through the collection of data, and how to plan appropriate training programmes to take into account individual needs. This course teachers a range of topics, giving students a solid foundation for further study, or a career in sport and exercise.


The Sport (BTEC) course is comprised of four assessed units.

  • Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology
    This is a written exam, lasting for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Unit 2: Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing
    This is an externally assessed report that will be produced through the analysis of fitness data.
  • Unit 3: Career Pathways in Sport Industry
    This is an internally assessed report about the different career pathways in the sports industry.
  • Unit 4: Optional unit choice
    This unit will be a student’s choice, of either Sports Leadership or the Application of Fitness Testing.

Career & Progression Opportunities

Sport (BTEC) is a vocational course that teachers students the knowledge required to pursue a career within the sport industry. Students will also be able to develop the skills for a range of sport-related pathways from sports coaching to sports centre management. Students can choose to study sport at university, or continue to many other possible routes, including apprenticeships and employment. Students can go on to work at the cutting edge of elite sport, supporting top athletes as sports physiotherapists, psychologists, sport therapists, coaches, sports scientists and many other roles.

Entry Requirements

If you’d like to study Sport, then you’ll need at least a Grade 4 in English Language, and at least a Grade 4 in GCSE PE, or at least a Merit in BTEC PE (if studied, if not, admission to the course will be at the discretion of the Head of Faculty). The examined unit of each of the above courses must have been passed.

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