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Sport BTEC Level 2 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Sport?

This is a one-year full-time course which is vocational and therefore work-related. It introduces you to the employment area of Sport, Leisure and Recreation and provides a good basis to progress to further training, education or employment.

Students will have the chance to use some of our outstanding facilities including our 3G pitch, gym, and sports halls. There is also the opportunity to access additional qualifications in First Aid and community sports leadership.

Enrichment opportunities include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Sports Academy
  • Outdoor pursuit activities
  • Fundraising activities
  • Voluntary work
  • A Christmas ice skating and bowling trip

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 53% of students achieving high grades, with 20% achieving the highest grades.

What will I study?

This is the course for you if you have an interest in sport, linking both theoretical and practical elements, and the broader aspects of sport and leisure and want to:

  • Develop an understanding of the body’s physiological systems, and how they are influenced by exercise
  • Learn about sports injuries and how to assess risks in sporting situations
  • Develop your own practical skills and techniques in structured sessions
  • Be able to plan and carry out a fitness training programme
  • Pursue an interest in the psychological and lifestyle factors that affect performers

As part of the course you will also study English and Maths and will develop employability skills to help you reach your full potential.

Entry requirements

For access to our Level 2 courses, our entry requirements are 4 x Grade 3 equivalent (4 x Grade 3 or D). This should include Maths or English (Language or Literature) at Grade 3, and no less than a 2 in the other.

Sport does not have any specific additional requirements.


How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed continually throughout the year by both coursework, which takes the form of a variety of methods to meet the needs of all students, and to ensure a wide variety of skills are developed. Students use a state-of-the-art online system to hand in and have their work marked.

Assessment methods can include:

  • Exams
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Interviews
  • Practical/observation

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

This course prepares you for progression in college onto a Level 3 sport course, or employment in the sport or leisure industry.

Where are you going?

  • Gym Manager
  • Medic
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sport Development Officer



Further information

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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: 21 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: LIC2SPO

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