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First Extended Certificate in Sport BTEC Level 2 at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

This course provides a stepping stone to our Level 3 courses in Sport which provide an excellent preparation for careers within the sport and fitness industries and can support entry into higher education. It is a vocationally delivered course and therefore develops the skills and knowledge students will need to thrive in a professional sports and fitness environment. Students complete a series of projects and assignments based upon real-life sporting scenarios. Two units out of a total of twelve are externally assessed by an examination. Leyton has a thriving sport department with outstanding facilities. This course is equivalent to 3 GCSEs.

Course content

Units include:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise (externally assessed)
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance (externally assessed)
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Lifestyle and Well-being
  • Injury and the Sports Performer
  • Running a Sports Event

Entry requirements

D/4 - English

D/4 - Maths


Exam board: Edexcel.

Future opportunities

If you obtain a Merit at Level 2 you should be able to progress to our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport course. This would allow you to progress to higher education to study a sport-based degree or to train as a PE teacher. Employment, either before or after a degree, in the sport and fitness industry or as a coach is another option.

Further information

What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

Students will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of recreational, developmental and competitive sporting activities through the college sports programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 January 2017
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