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Sport BTEC First Diploma Level 2 at Hackney Community College

Course description

Get a strong background and range of skills and knowledge required for employment in the sport and recreation industries. You will participate in both theory and practical sessions. Units studied include fitness for sport and exercise, practical sports performance and carrying out a sports related project, as well as units in anatomy and physiology, psychology and nutrition and training for sports performance. You will also have an opportunity to study additional qualifications including English and amaths, CYQ Level 1 Award in Fitness and Physical Activity, take part in our wide sports enrichment programme and become involved in college and Londonwide sports fixtures.

Course content

The BTEC course makes substantial of “SPACe” our state-of-the-art sports centre, which was used as an Olympic and Paralympic training venue in 2012. The course has a strong bias on practical activity and you will be introduced to a wide range of mainstream and disability sports. We have strong community links and you will be involved in organising and officiating small scale sports tournaments, for which you will achieve a number of course learning outcomes.

The course runs over 3 days a week. The course has approximately 13.5 hours teacher contact time per week, but you should expect to spend around 5 hours extra studying and completing homework or assignments. Your teacher will set you regular assessments and set deadlines for you to hand them in. At other times we will expect you to be using a range of resources to reinforce and extend class work (e.g. books, journals, CD ROMS, Internet and Intranet, etc.)


Entry requirements

Level 1 Foundation Diploma, Introductory Diploma (merit), or 4 GCSEs at gradesD-G (including English), plus a satisfactory reference and a College interview and assessment.


At the end of the course you will receive one overall grade; pass, merit, or distinction. This grade will be based upon the overall body of work presented in your portfolio of evidence. The course is constructed of 3 core units and 3 specialist units. There are no formal examinations.


Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Level 3), or Apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry. Alternatively, employment in sport and recreation, for example as an assistant gym instructor

Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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