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BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Sport at St George's Park Thorncliffe

Course description

This course has been developed in partnership with industry experts and ex-professional players as an applied science qualification with a key focus on football.

This course is designed for anyone 16+ with a keen interest in sport, in particular football, the football performer and wants to follow an exciting career in the football workforce including refereeing, coaching, playing, physiotherapy.

The course will provide the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life in this area.

The BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Sport will give you, the students a good base knowledge into the theory side of the sports industry and therefore; support you in choosing the career pathway you would desire to succeed in.

Supporting this it will also give the students a good base knowledge and stepping stone onto the Level 3 qualification of what to expect and to succeed in gaining a highly qualified sports qualification.

Course content

This course combines the theory and practice of sport with the key focus of football.

All students will complete 7 mandatory units .

• Fitness for Sport and Exercise

• Practical Sports Performance

• Carrying out a Sports Related Project

• Mind and Sports Performance

• The Sports Performer in Action

• Training for Personal Fitness

• Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance All students will also complete further optional units dependant on their desired career path.

This course will enable the students to shape and design their future and career paths, whether that is to go to University, back into football or progress onto the management side in sport.

Entry requirements

Students are more likely to gain a place if they have GCSE passes including 1 GCSE at grade C.

During course interview each learner will be reviewed individually.

Learners may still enrol on the Level 2 course if the above requirements are not met as learners may demonstrate the ability to succeed in other ways. For example, learners may have relevant work experience or specific aptitude shown through diagnostic tests or non-education experience. What to do if I don’t get the grades?

If a student does not meet the entry requirements above then in year one they may be enrolled onto the Level 1 in sport. Once this is complete then they will progress to the Level 2 Sports.

Enhance your Maths & English skills Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their Maths and English including re-sitting their GSCE’s or completing functional skills in all pathways


The course the students are undertaken will mostly be assessed internally by their educational tutor or another team memebr to meet the required percentage levels.

85% Internal Assessment

15% External Assessment

Financial information

Sudents aged between the age of 16-18 years old will not have to pay for the course they enrol onto.

Future opportunities

Once the students have completed their current qualification they have enrolled on, they wil then be given the opportunitiy to progress onto Level 3 in Sports & Exercise Science.

Further information

For more information about the course log on to the website or contact

Rich Clarke 07943285531

or Dale Webster 07889943374

or Darren Cox 07956176956

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: 27 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: 601/0232/9
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  • Number of planned places: 15

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    • The St Georges Park Site offers excellent top of the range 3G faciltiies consisting of 2 full 11 a-side.

      The football pitches will be in excellent condition to give you the best football experience possible, or any other pathway you desire to take. 

      The education suite will offer an excellent learning environment that is all based and tailored with football. The students will find the venue to be an excellent learning environment to offer the education and pursue their career pathways.