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Sport BTEC at Hinchingbrooke School Academy

Course description

Why Study Sport?

Sport currently sits in the top 15 industrial sectors in England, contributing £20.3 billion to the economy in 2014, 1.9% of the total. The number of sport related jobs in the UK is estimated at over 400,000. The sector also has a large number of volunteers, with the estimated economic value of sport-related volunteering at c£2.7 billion.  Additionally participation in sport brings health benefits to the nation, which is currently estimated at c£11.2 billion. The BTEC is:

  • Is recognised by schools, colleges, universities and employers.

· Is a practical, real-world approach to learning.

  • Offers progress to further education, training and employment.

Course content

What Does The Course Involve?

The BTEC in Sport teaches the knowledge and skills you need to work in the industry.

  • Learn about about the components of fitness and the principles of training and explore different training methods.
  • Develop team working skills by organizing and leading sports activities and events and carrying out a variety of roles in a team.
  • Present your work in a variety of ways, online research & using applications for presenting projects.
  • Develop business and customer awareness.
  • Investigate opportunities for employment in the industry, as well as exploring trends which effect participation in sport.

Entry requirements

What Are The Entry Requirements?

Five 4s.


How Will I Be Assessed?

Exam Board: Edexcel. Assessment happens throughout the course, in the form of assignments. There are three core assignments and then there is flexibility to select what other three assignments you follow.

Mandatory Core Units:

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

The Physiology of Fitness

Assessing Risk in Sport

Optional Units: 

Fitness Training and Programming

Sports Coaching

Sports Development

Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Practical Team Sports

Practical Individual Sports

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Sports Nutrition

Leadership in Sport

Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

Work Experience in the Sport, leisure and recreation sector.

Future opportunities

Leading To A Career In?

Gym instructor, personal trainer, coach, sports massage therapist, sports management, teaching, physiotherapy, sports psychology, sports journalism

Further information

Please contact the Head of Department

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: 26 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Course code: Sp