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Sport (Performance) at The Telford Langley School

Course description

What is a BTEC First Diploma? A BTEC First Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

It introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification.

The BTEC First Diploma in Sport builds on learning from Key stage 3, for those that may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key stage 4. It prepares young people for careers in the sports sector.

Course content

The course consists of two core units plus four specialist units that provide for a combined total of 360 guided learning hours for the completed qualification.

BTEC First Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education)


Core units - compulsory


Fitness Testing and Training


Practical Sport


Anatomy and Physiology for Sport


Specialist units - four from the list below


Injury in Sport


Sports Development


Entry requirements

Teacher assessed KS3 level 3/4, Good Attendance, Good tutor or school report and an interview.



All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. Your course is assessed on the evidence provided by you, the student. Evidence consists of work you produce in the form of assignments and projects in which you show you have learned the range of skills set down by BTEC. Each unit is graded at pass, merit and distinction. For each vocational area, the first unit is externally assessed by examination. All other units are assessed internally using the evidence you produce.

The exam paper covers the full range of grades from G to A*. There are two aspects to your assessment.

Your work will be assessed on a regular basis and you will be given constructive feedback so that you can continually improve your performance.

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3, AS/A2 Level, AVCE, BTEC Award, Advanced Diploma Level 3, Progression Diploma Level 3, NVQ 3, Advanced Apprenticeship in related subjects, Access to HE

What can I do at the end of the course?

With further training or study, students go into careers in:

Sports Centres

Leisure Centres

Outdoor Activities Centres

A BTEC Extended Certificate prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as:

BTEC National Diploma, Certificate or Award in Sport (Outdoor Education)

BTEC National Diploma, Certificate or Award in Sport (Performance and Excellence)

BTEC National Diploma, Certificate or Award in Sport (Sports Development and Fitness)

Further information


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Telford Langley School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 Years