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Sport BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Weymouth College

Course description

This nationally recognised qualification is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. There will be plenty of enrichment activities in addition to your course. You will develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for a career in sport-specific employment. You will benefit from being taught by a well-qualified team of lecturers with substantial teaching and practical experience.

Course content

You will study the following units: • Fitness testing and training • Practical sport • Anatomy and physiology • Planning and leading sport activities • Work-based project • Exercise and fitness instruction • Leading outdoor and adventurous activities • Planning and running a sport event. In addition to this, if you are a talented individual, aged 16-19 and committed to developing your sports performance while studying, you may also be able to participate in one of our Academies – Football or Tennis. How do the Academies work? Academy players will have a timetable with coaching and playing sessions built in. This enables you to study on a full-time course and play/train for the Academy team without missing key lecture time. The Football Academy is coordinated and run by experienced and qualified coaching staff who deliver a first-class football performance programme. • Professional and FA qualified coaching team • Competitive matches in British Colleges SW regional league • Sports injury staff • Cup competitions • Excellent training and playing facilities (including new 3G artificial pitch) • Academy kit The Tennis Academy has access to four indoor courts so runs all year around. The Academy is coordinated and run by experienced and qualified coaching staff who deliver a first-class tennis performance/coaching development programme. • Professional and LTA qualified coaching team • Competitive matches and British Colleges regional competitions • Sports injury staff • Opportunity to develop coaching skills and gain recognised awards • Excellent training and playing facilities (including access to 4 indoor tennis courts) Academy selection process: To be considered for the Football Academy, you need to attend a formal trial in May where a squad will be selected for the coming year. Players that do not make the Academy squad still have an opportunity to play for the College through the second team. To be considered for the Tennis Academy you need to attend a formal trial in September where a squad will be selected.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D including English and maths or equivalent qualifications

Assessment

All units are assessed giving an overall grade for the qualification. There will be a vocational emphasis to the course with opportunities available to be involved in ‘real’ working situations. You will therefore need to be well motivated and prepared to develop a sense of responsibility.

Future opportunities

A BTEC Extended Certificate prepares you for employment in sport and leisure centres, and provides a good grounding to progress to a more advanced course such as the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weymouth College directly.

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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