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Sport BTEC Level 2 at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

The Level 2 is a demanding theory based course which includes some practical elements. The course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work or study at higher levels in the sports industry, and looks at the aspects of coaching and support required for sports performance. This involves subjects related to nutrition, sports psychology, health and anatomy and physiology. In addition the course investigates aspects of health issues and fitness instruction.

Course content

The Level 2 First Diploma is a demanding theory based course which includes some practical elements. The course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work or study at higher levels in the sports industry, and looks at the aspects of coaching and support required for sports performance. This involves subjects related to nutrition, sports psychology, health and anatomy and physiology. In addition the course investigates aspects of health issues and fitness instruction. This course is ideal for anyone who has a strong interest in sport and wants to develop their understanding about improving fitness and performance. This course can also provide access to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science or the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness).

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above, including English. BTEC Introductory Certificate or Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another relevant Level 1 or Foundation qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

Assessment

The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. The assessments take place throughout the course so you will not have to face any final exams at the end to pass the course. You will be able to monitor your assessments and your progress to success at any stage in the course.

Future opportunities

You could progress to any related Level 3 qualification. The First Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by many employers in the sports industry and is therefore likely to result in enhanced employment prospects.

Further information

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by employers for the skill it provides in a specific subject area.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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