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Sport - BTEC Level 2 at The Sixth Form College Farnborough

Course description

The course content is made up of the following four units, you will study each of these:

Fitness for Sport and Exercise - incorporating different fitness training methods keeps training interesting and maintains motivation levels. Before different training methods can be explored, the sports performer needs to find out about their baseline fitness levels and what measures need to be improved. This unit provides the basis of knowledge on the components of fitness and the principles of training. You will also explore and experience different fitness training methods and investigate fitness testing to determine your own levels.

Practical Sports Performance - this unit introduces you to a variety of different sports and, through participating in different sports, it is expected that you will develop knowledge of the associated rules, regulations, scoring systems, skills, techniques and tactics. The range of sports covered will vary depending on the class experience, but it will include team and individual sports and some seasonal aspects. You will gain an understanding of the various points covered on the unit and will look at performance analysis.

The Sports Performer in Action - anyone who has exercised regularly has experienced the thrill of improving. We improve because we train. But how exactly does your body adapt to training? This unit will look at undertaking some activities to learn about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise. You will also know about the different energy systems used during sports performance and how this knowledge can improve your performance.

Training for Personal Fitness - remember, everyone starts somewhere, so don’t worry if your current fitness levels are a little below par. This unit supports you in achieving personal training goals. Likewise, if you already possess good to exceptional levels of fitness, then this unit will help you to develop a training programme to maintain those levels while taking the opportunity to safely explore other training methods you might not usually experience.

Course content

The course content is made up of the following four units; you will study each of these:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise - incorporating different fitness training methods keeps training interesting and maintains motivation levels.  Before different training methods can be explored, the sports performer needs to find out about their baseline fitness levels and what measures need to be improved. This unit provides the basis of knowledge on the components of fitness and the principles of training.  You will also explore and experience different fitness training methods and investigate fitness testing to determine your own levels.
  • Practical Sports Performance - this unit introduces you to a variety of different sports and, through participating in different sports, it is expected that you will develop knowledge of the associated rules, regulations, scoring systems, skills, techniques and tactics. The range of sports covered will vary depending on the class experience, but it will include team and individual sports and some seasonal aspects. You will gain an understanding of the various points covered on the unit and will look at performance analysis.
  • The Sports Performer in Action - anyone who has exercised regularly has experienced the thrill of improving. We improve because we train.  But how exactly does your body adapt to training?  This unit will look at undertaking some activities to learn about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise.  You will also know about the different energy systems used during sports performance and how this knowledge can improve your performance.
  • Training for Personal Fitness - remember, everyone starts somewhere, so don’t worry if your current fitness levels are a little below par. This unit supports you in achieving personal training goals.  Likewise, if you already possess good to exceptional levels of fitness, then this unit will help you to develop a training programme to maintain those levels while taking the opportunity to safely explore other training methods you might not usually experience.

Entry requirements

  • Due to the coursework commitment, we like students to have at least two GCSEs at grade D or above, preferably including English Language and Mathematics
  • A keen interest in the subject and a high record of attendance are essential

 

Assessment

The focus of this course will be internal assessment with coursework building for three units.  There is one external assessment in the form of a short answer question exam for the ‘Fitness for Sport and Exercise’ unit.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Farnborough directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2016

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