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Sport BTEC Diploma Level 1/ Level 2 at Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College

Course description

This Level 2 course is for learners wanting to study in the context of a vocational sector. The knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course.

Course content

9 units including

Fitness for Sport & Exercise,

Practical Sport Performance,

Mind and Sports Performance,

Sport Performer in Action,

Training for Personal Fitness,

Sports Performer in Action,

Anatomy & Physiology,

Lifestyle & Well-Being,

Running a Sports Event and Injuries.  

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs grades A* - C or 9-4 (support with Resit Maths and English if below a 4)


2 external on-screen exams.  7 units assessed by assignment and personal portfolio.  You will receive Pass, Merit or distinction grades from each unit which will give you a double grade (equivalent to 2 GCSEs) when completed.

Future opportunities

If you complete the course with a good grade, you could be accepted onto the L3 courses, including vocational sport.

Further information

You will support and lead a variety of sports events throughout the year.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017
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    • Minsthorpe Community College is a large successful 11-18 college committed to lifelong learning for all its students and community, within a supportive and friendly environment.  We hope that this information will help you make important decisions about your future and that we can offer you the right course for you. The number of Post 16 Students studying at Minsthorpe has risen impressively over recent years, with between 280-300 enrolling on courses between Year 12 and 13 every year.  We believe that at Minsthorpe we can offer a first rate Post 16 education, which will lead students to achievements and qualifications. 

      As part of the Wakefield South East Learning Community (WSELC), Minsthorpe is committed to enhancing the opportunities for all learners in the south east of the district and to that extent, have strong links with Hemsworth Arts and Community College, with whom we offer joint courses.  We have also recently expanded our provision to include courses delivered at our brand new Wakefield South East Training and Enterprise Centre.  This is a new building including state of the art facilities in Beauty and Construction to name but two. 

      We have a wide range of academic and vocational courses on offer all with good success rates.  Students enrol on either a two year 'level 3' programme or a one year level 1 or 2 programmes.  Many of our level 2 students then re-enrol on a level 3 programme.  At level 3, we offer AS/A2 levels, BTEC Diplomas (equivalent to 1 or 3 'A' Levels) and NVQ's. At level 2, we offer BTEC First Diplomas, NVQ's, and GCSE resits in Maths and English. Some subjects will be familiar to students whilst others offer the opportunity to embark on a completely new field of study.  Familiar staff who have already guided and pushed students through GCSEs are the course leaders for Post 16 subjects.