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Sport BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at South Cheshire College

Course description

Start your fitness career here with a course that gives you with the opportunity to study sport and exercise and gain a nationally recognised qualification. The course units concentrate on introducing the science of performance, including coaching and leadership qualifications. The course will also develop your performance and understanding of a number of sports and activities through practical sport. The course involves a very high proportion of practical work in both the field and laboratory. Such activity provides reference to your work and will encourage you to develop skills of sports performance, enquiry, analysis, management and creativity as well as interpersonal skills which will be important in your work when you are on work placement.

Course content

The course provides you with the opportunity to study sport and exercise gaining a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to four GCSE passes. The course prepares young people for careers in the sports or the outdoors sector. The course will also develop your performance and understanding of a number of sports and activities through practical sport.

Core Units (compulsory):

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance

Mandatory Unit:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance

Specialist Units:

  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Nutrition

The course involves a very high proportion of practical work. Such activity provides reference to your work and will encourage you to develop skills of sports performance, enquiry, analysis, management and creativity as well as interpersonal skills which will be important in your work.

Other features of the course include optional work placement, participating in the Coaching and Leadership Academy, becoming a Student Ambassador or volunteering for Cheshire East Sports Department.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade D including English and Maths (or equivalents). Students will have the opportunity to re-sit either Maths or English if they have not achieved a grade C or higher in these subjects.

Assessment

In addition to course work two units will have external assessments (on screen tests).

Future opportunities

Students who are successful have the option of going on to complete the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. Alternatively, the qualification will provide opportunities to gain employment in hotel/health and fitness centres, fitness clubs, fitness instruction, sports centres or coaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.