BTEC Level 2

This Level 2 BTEC qualification is a one year course equivalent to a GCSE.  The course will provide you with a range of opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas, practically as well as theoretically.  This will help you progress onto a Level 3 course in Sport or another subject.  Alternatively, you will be well prepared to go straight into employment or gain a place on an apprenticeship.

During the year, you will be externally assessed in Anatomy & Physiology and Fitness for Sport units by an online examination.  The other units will be coursework based and include practical team & individual sports, training for personal fitness, injury & the sports performer and running & leading sports events.  You will need to be able to demonstrate competitive ability in two sports so playing for a team or taking part in sport outside of college is an advantage.

Career Path

  • Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 BTEC
  • Sports Coaching
  • Leisure Centre attendant
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Customer Service based roles

More than just a course

Each project starts from a real-life scenario/brief which gives the students real insight into what it is like to work in the sport industry. One project gives students the unique opportunity to plan and run a sporting event, either with college students or at a local Primary school.  Different assignments will use different assessment techniques – some of them on practical sporting ability others by video presentations.  .

Unique Features

  • Opportunity to play a variety of sports.
  • Tutors who have industry experience across a range of specialisms.
  • Opportunity to plan & organise your own sporting event.
  • Opportunity to take part in industry related work placement.
  • Take part in a basic first aid course
  • A supportive pastoral care system to ensure all achieve to their full potential.
  • Learning Support available to help learners improve their basic skills essential for development.

Entry Requirements

Level 3

A minimum of at least 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English or Maths.

Level 2

A minimum of at least 4 grade 3 GCSEs: subject grades including English language and, maths.

“I enjoyed the course because the lessons were made to be fun.  I found learning in High School difficult but the different learning styles used here made it seem easier.  I’m now doing Level 3 Sport.”

Emmy Harwood