BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

The BTEC’s in Sport are vocational options for students. BTEC’s in Sport teaches students the knowledge and skills that are needed to work in the industry. Students get the opportunity to learn about the components of fitness and the principles of training and explore different training methods to name a few areas.

Within lessons students develop team working skills by organising and leading sports activities and events and carrying out a variety of roles in a team. Across the three years, pupil investigate opportunities for employment in the industry, as well as exploring trends which effect participation in sport.


Key Stage 4

New Generation BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport

The BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport qualification will give you the knowledge, understanding and capability needed when considering entering employment in the sport sector. The BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport is an equivalent to 1 GCSE graded A* – C.

You will be taught 2 core units:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise (external on line exam)
  • Practical Sports Performance

The optional specialist units can vary from:

  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Lifestyle and Well-being
  • Injury and the Sports Performer


How will it be taught and assessed?

The Fitness for Sport and External unit is assessed as an external onscreen demand test. The onscreen demand test covers the components of physical and skill related fitness and the principles of training. It also explores different training methods for developing components of fitness, as well as the administration of fitness tests.


The additional units will be graded by the various assessment strategies below:

A range of methods will be used to assess you:

  • Teacher assessment
  • Peer assessment
  • Practical work
  • Oral presentations
  • Role-plays
  • Video-recording and analysis

Candidates will be set regular assignment briefs which will allow them to achieve a Level 1 Pass, Pass, Merit or Distinction. This criteria broadly equates to the following:

Level 1 Pass = Grade D – G
Pass = C
Merit = B
Distinction =A


Where can my qualifications take me?

Further qualifications include BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport/BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)