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Sport BTEC at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys

Course description

The award is suitable for students who enjoy sport but do not want to specialise totally in one area.

You will need to have an enthusiasm for sport, both theoretically and practically, and an interest in the broader aspects of sport and leisure.

Equivalent to one A Level, this qualification is vocationally based with a combination of practical activities underpinned with theoretical study.

This enhances the quality of learning, giving you a good mix of learning environments and real life learning experiences.

Currently it is 100% coursework so no exams.

Course content

Year 1:

  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Current Issues in Sport

Year 2

  • Sports Coaching
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise

*some of these units may change

On top of trips and activities that aid in the course development, pupils will be expected to work with local primary school students to gain confidence in leadership and coaching skills.

Pupils will also be involved in the PE department Sports Leaders programme and will be an integral support to a number of events that take place within sports.

Entry requirements

Students studying a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma programme will have achieved an average GCSE point score of 4.5 or above and have achieved at least a Grade C in English and Science.

Having a qualification in either PE GCSE or level 2 Sport BTEC is advantageous but not essential.


Currently it is 100% coursework based but we are aware of the exam board looking at potentially introducing an exam aspect in the near future.


Future opportunities

  • Sports courses at university
  • Sports Coach
  • Leisure centre manager
  • Fitness instructor
  • Sports Psychology
  • Youth work
  • Exercise Science

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2016
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