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Sport BTEC (Single/Double/Triple) at George Salter Academy

Course description

The BTEC National in Sport provides an introduction to the Sport sector for learners looking to build a career in Sport, within one of its occupational areas. These areas include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, education, Sports development and the outdoors.

Progression routes from this course

Completion of this course gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment within this industry or enrolment onto a Sports related course at university.

It gives learners a solid foundation in the Sports sector, enabling them to develop essential and diverse skills required for gaining employment, securing career progression, or progressing to further qualifications and training required to achieve their goals.

Successful students who achieve the National Subsidiary (one A-level equivalent) in one year will be given the option to continue to study the National Diploma (two A-level equivalent) in their second year.


Single award – 6 units

Double award – 12 units

Triple award – 18 units

Example units:

• Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

• The Physiology of Fitness • Assessing Risk in Sport

• Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

• Fitness Training and Programming

• Sports Development

• Outdoor and Adventurous Activities


100% coursework. Each of the seven units is broken down into two to four assignments, with each assignment comprising of a variety of tasks. Through completing the assignment tasks evidence is produced to meet criteria at a pass, merit or distinction level.

Entry requirements

A genuine interest in Sport is required, considering a career in the Sports industry and/or considering studying Sport at degree level.

It is preferable that you have studied Sport during KS4 and achieved at least a merit.

GCSE grade D in English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact George Salter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years