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BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport at Challenge College

Course description

The BTEC Firsts in Sport have been developed to focus on:

* education and training for those working in the sport sector

* providing opportunities for those working in the sport sector to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification

* providing opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the sport sector or to progress to further qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Sport and Sport and Exercise Sciences

* providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

  • The Body in Sport
  • Health, Safety and Injury in Sport
  • The Sports Industry
  • Preparation for Sport
  • Planning and Leading Sports Activities
  • Practical Sport
  • Practical Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Entry requirements

No entry requirements


The qualification is assessed through internally set assignments and externally verified through National Standard Sampling. In addition centres go through an ongoing Centre Risk Assessment process to ensure the quality of provision and internal verification systems and practices.

Future opportunities

The Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Sport permits the achievement of learner to progress:

* to NVQ Level 2 or 3 in a related sector

* to a Level 2 or 3 Diploma (Sport and Active Leisure)

* to a specialist qualification (such as the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Sport - Development, Coaching and Fitness)

* to the workplace in a suitable role under supervision.

Potential job opportunities
Health and Fitness Instructor
Leisure Centre Assistant
Sports Coach
Sports Development Officer
Sports Professional

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

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