BTEC Sport (Level 2)

The BTEC Level 2 – Tech Award in Sport is a Level 2 qualification.  The course is fully approved by Ofqual in recognition of its content and level of assessment, which means it is equivalent to a GCSE and will be recognised as such by sixth form centres, colleges, apprenticeships and future employers.

What does the course entail?

The course involves three components that are all underpinned by theoretical study and research into different aspects of sport and fitness. The units and how they are assessed are outlined below:

  • Component 1: Preparing participants to take part in sport and physical activity
  • Explore types and provision of sport and physical activity for different types of participants.
  • Examine equipment and technology required for participants to use when taking part in sport.
  • Adapting a warm-up for different categories of participants and different types of physical activity.

Internally assessed assignment (written and leadership practical); also subject to external moderation

  • Component 2: Taking part and improving other participants sporting performance
  • Understand how different components of  fitness are used in different physical activities.
  • Be able to participate in sport and understand the roles and responsibilities of officials.
  • Demonstrate ways to improve participants sporting techniques.

Internally assessed assignment (written and practical); also subject to external moderation

  • Component 3: Developing fitness to improve other participants performance in sport and physical activity
  • Explore the importance of fitness for sports performance.
  • Investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.
  • Investigate different fitness test results.
  • Investigate fitness programming to improve fitness and sport performance.

An External Written Examination Paper – 1 hour and 30 minutes worth 60 marks

Structure of the Course in summary:
Students will study each component in order; completing the respective assignment tasks / written exam during each year of the KS4 pathway.  5 hours of BTEC Sport Lessons will be delivered every fortnight; all of which will be predominantly classroom-based lessons, with some practical lessons to develop leadership skills.

Some questions you must ask yourself if you are considering the BTEC L2 – Tech Award in Sport course are:

  • Will I be committed to studying a wide range of theoretical topics related to sport and fitness?

E.G. Learning about the rules and regulations; technology; training methods;  and so on…

  • Will I be confident and motivated to plan and deliver a practical session for other students to engage in?

Where can this subject take me?

  • Onto a range of post 16 courses related to sport and PE; including BTEC L3 that is offered here at AT!
  • Opportunities to pursue higher levels of study at university in areas such as sport and exercise sciences!
  • To a range of jobs within the sports and leisure industry; including physiotherapy, PE teaching, coaching; fitness instruction; personal training and many more!

Contact: Miss Rafter, Subject Leader for Examination PE