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BTEC Sport at Boston Spa School

Course description

If you have a keen interest in sport and the leisure industry, and you are interested in learning through a variety of practical and a classroom activities then this could be the course for you. BTEC National in Sport uses a variety of assessment styles to give you the confidence to apply your knowledge and understanding in the work place and to have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout your career.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or equivalent. Students should have a keen interest in sport and a willingness to actively participate.

 

 

 

Assessment

Assessment and Example Unit Titles: The course assessed with a combination of written coursework, a written exam and a controlled assessment. Work will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction standard for its quality. The course includes three compulsory and one optional unit of work.

Extended Certificate (360 GLH) equivalent to 1 A level Total 4 units 3 mandatory units

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology, 120 guided learning hours – assessed by a written exam. Students are assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body, and how different systems respond to sports performance. The exam is marked externally by Pearson. Exam time is 11/2 hours and includes both long and short answer questions.

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health and Well-being, 120 guided learning hours – assessed by a controlled assessment. The task is pre-released and will address interpreting lifestyle factors and health screening data to create and justify a fitness training program. The controlled assessment will last for 2 hours and will be externally marked by Pearson.

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry, 60 guided learning hours – assessed by completing an assignment which is assessed internally.

1 optional unit

Diploma (720 GLH) equivalent to 2 A levels

Total 9 units 6 mandatory units

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (120 GLH) Written Exam marked by Pearson

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health and Well-being (120 GLH) Controlled assessment marked by Pearson

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry (60 GLH) Assignment marked internally

Unit 4 sports Leadership (60 GLH) Assignment marked internally

Unit 22 Investigating Business in Sport and Active Leisure (90 GLH) Controlled assessment marked by Pearson  

Unit 23 Acquiring skill in sport (90 GLH) Assigment marked internally

3 Optional units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial information

Stationary equipment, sports kit and trainers are required for practical sessions.

Future opportunities

Higher Education Progression:

BTEC Nationals are widely recognised by universities and this course will be useful for a range of sports related courses, including areas such as Sports Development, Physiotherapy, Outdoor Education, Personal Fitness, Recreation Management, Sports Management, Coaching, and Teaching.

Further information

For more information speak to a member of staff in the sports department.

Contact Boston Spa Sixth Form on 01937 846612.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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