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Sport BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate at Hertford Regional College

Course description

If you have a passion for Sport but don’t know where you want it to take you in the future, this course could be for you. You will learn how the body works, what muscle groups there are and the importance of good nutrition to an elite athlete or Formula 1 driver. There are a variety of jobs in the fitness world from Sports Coaching for your local council, Fitness Instructing on a cruise liner or organising a programme of sports activities for young people, this course will give you an introduction to these. 

Course content

  • This course has been designed to help, develop and understand the skills required for employment in the leisure industry
  • Participating in theoretical and practical lessons
  • You will be studying 9 units including the Anatomy and Physiology for sport, Injury in sport and Practical sport.

Entry requirements

  • You will need a minimum of 136 GCSE entry points or a Level 1 Diploma including Maths or English at Grade D
  • The outcome of your initial diagnostic assessment will also be taken into consideration when offering you a programme of study.
  • Tuition fees may apply if you are 19 years or over on August 31st.


You will be assessed continuously using a range of activities these will include; practical gym/sport hall assessments, role plays, presentations, displays, discussions, written reports and case studies.

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

  • On successful completion of the level 2 Diploma and obtaining a Merit grade overall, you will be able to progress onto a higher level 3 course, Sport BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma.  
  • Employment  in the Leisure Industry.

Further information

Additional Activities 

Trips, visits and enrichment activities which include vocational guest speakers, as well as the use of an off site gym with extended facilities, such as a climbing wall, spinning bikes, studio classes, a boxing/circuit area, and track and field events/training.

You will also study Functional skills, in either Maths, English or ICT.

What will I need? 
  • HRC Sports Kit  £95*
  • Enrichment costs £60*
  • Personal stationery, memory stick and A4 folder with dividers and clear wallets.

*Please note that these costs may be subject to change in line with inflation


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hertford Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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  • More information
    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.