Why study this subject?
BTEC Sport will appeal to those who have a keen interest in sport, science and aspects of sporting performance. Anyone wishing to study a sports-related course, such as sports and exercise science, will gain the knowledge to allow you to be successful at university.
Topics of study in the BTEC
Extended Certificate and Diploma modules: Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Well-being, Sports Leadership, Professional Development in the Sports Industry.
Diploma Only modules: Sports Psychology, Application of Fitness Testing, Sports Injury Management, Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry, Skill Acquisition.
Opportunities beyond the classroom
Within the course you will learn about referencing, a vital skill for university. There will also be further opportunities to undertake a first aid training course, coaching of younger pupils to develop your leadership skills and the undertaking of an application and interview process for a sports job.
What this subject might lead to
Careers in sport, leisure management, physiotherapy, the Forces, sports journalism/media, biomechanics, sports rehabilitation, sports technology development or teaching physical education. The multi-disciplinary nature of the course is compatible with a wide range of career choices and is a well-recognised and respected course.
Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)
A good pass grade in GCSE PE is desirable, although not essential.