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BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Sport at St John Rigby College

Course description

This course is equivalent to 2 GCSEs

and is a one-year course

The units covered include:

+ Anatomy and Physiology for sports Performance (external exam)

+Fitness for Sport and Exercise (external exam)

+ Practical Sports Performance

+ The Mind and Sports Performance

+ Leading Sports Activities

+ Lifestyle and Well-being

+Injury and the Sports Performer

+ The Sport and Active Leisure Industry

Entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have acheived a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section page 24 for further details)


There will be two exams in the Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance and Fitness for Sport and Exercise units. You will be assessed through coursework in the remaining six units: graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will allow progression to Level 3 courses in Physical Education or BTEC Sports Science or Performance and Excellence Football routes as well as many more options in College.

Progression to Level 3 courses at College is dependent upon meeting the entry requirements for that course.


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: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: SP-CE

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