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Sport Science BTEC at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School

Course description

Why study BTEC Sport?


BTEC Sport is the study of numerous units which link directly to the many areas which make up sport. The BTEC course offers students a different way of learning in a refreshing and stimulating environment. The course is delivered in such a manner

that links are made directly to the working world of sport. The course embraces a wide range of disciplines and draws on links to sociology, psychology and biology.



What will I learn about?


Across the two years students will study 13 units from the following areas which must make up 120 credits;

Unit 1 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

(5 credits)

Unit 2 The Physiology of

Fitness (5 credits)

Unit 3 Assessing Risk in Sport

(10 credits)

Unit 5 Sports Coaching

(10 credits)

Unit 6 Sports Development

(10 credits)

Unit 7 Fitness Testing for Sport

& Exercise (10 credits)

Unit 8 *Practical Team Sports

(10 credits)

Unit 9 *Practical Individual

Sports (10 credits)



Unit 11 Sports Nutrition

(10 credits)

Unit 12 Current Issues in Sport

(10 credits)

Unit 13 Leadership in Sport

(10 credits)

Unit 17 Psychology for Sports

Performance (10 credits)

Unit 18 Sports Injuries

(10 credits)

Unit 22 Rules, Regulations and

Officiating in Sport (10 credits)


*Please note students select only ONE from Unit 8 or Unit 9



How is it taught?


Students are encouraged through a range of teaching techniques to develop responsibility for their own learning. Content of units is delivered through lessons and students are then expected

to write assignments based on the knowledge acquired through lesson activities and independent study in the form of research.



How will I be assessed?


There are 4 levels of accreditation; Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*


No Pass = Fail

Pass = Grade D/E at A Level Merit = Grade B/C at A Level Distinction/Distinction* = A/A*

at A Level



The BTEC course is 100%

coursework (no exam)



Pathways to future careers/



BTEC Sport is now recognised as a credible qualification. There are now a number

of courses at universities which students can go on

to study including; Physical Education, Sports Physiology, Physiotherapy, Sports Media, Sports Coaching and Sports Management. Furthermore there are a number of jobs/ careers in sport, including; lifeguard, sports coach, PE technician, leisure centre attendant.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements


5 GCSEs at A*- C including a

‘C’grade or higher in GCSE Physical Education and English

–students must have studied either GCSE Physical Education or Level 2 BTEC Sport in Year

11 to be accepted on the course. At least a Merit grade in a BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport / Award in Sport.


Involvement in leadership courses such as the Level 1,

2 and higher (Level 3) Sports Leaders, Junior Football organisers and Dance Leaders. A keen interest in sport

which will be determined in a discussion between teachers and students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years