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BTEC in Sport

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Award in Sport Level 1/2 is a 120 guided learning hour qualification which consists of 2 compulsory units:
  • Fitness for Sports and Exercise assessed by 1 hour external online examination
  • Practical Sports Performance
As well as 2 optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 guided learning hours.
Each unit is the equivalent of 30 guided learning hours. The extra units we study are:
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Leading Sports Activities

The course will also provide you with opportunities to:

  • develop key skills of communication, working with others, problem solving
  • participate in work related learning activities
  • gain National Governing Body Qualifications e.g. coaching awards
  • develop a commitment to an active, healthy lifestyle


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there will be an external examination at the end of Fitness for Sport and Exercise. You will study real life, work based case studies and complete assignments to gain credits. The information can be presented in different formats to reflect your preferred learning style e.g. PowerPoint presentation, written assignment, posters, display. Each unit is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.


Further and Higher Education and Level 3 BTEC

Start Date

July 2019

Exam Board

Pearson Edexcel

Course Level

BTEC Level 1/2