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Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Oaklands College

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 in Sport has been developed in the sport and active leisure sector to: Provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees. Give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification. Give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as one of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports courses and CYQ Gym Instruction. Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

Throughout your study programme you will study the following aspects: BTEC First Diploma in Sport which covers core units such as Fitness for Sport, Carrying out a Sports Related Project and Practical Sport Performance. You will also study mandatory units such as Anatomy and Physiology for Sport, The Mind and Sports Performance and Training for Personal Fitness. We also study a range of other units across the course. You will be required to sit two exams throughout the course in Anatomy and Physiology and Fitness for Sport and Exercise. English and Maths - depending on grades you will either retake your GCSE'S or functional skills. Work experience - you are required to complete a total of 20 hours of work experience throughout the year and this can be completed here at the college. Work experience cannot be paid work and must be relevant to the course you are studying. PDR - you will have weekly PDR sessions with your course tutor which will entail personal 1:2:1 sessions and lessons tailored around health, social, economic and welfare issues.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE'S at Grade D or above INCLUDING English and Maths and a full BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure and a keen interest and willingness to learn and participate in sport.

If you have a passion for sport and exercise, a commitment to complete the academic side of the course. Attendance must be over 90 per cent, so a professional approach is needed in order to time manage your academic studies with other commitments that you may have. You must have the correct attitude and energy to focus on both your academic studies within the classroom and the sporting demands of practical aspects that you will be required to do as part of this course.


Students study up to 12 units in total including, three core units and four mandatory units. Each unit is assessed practically through a range of methods including presentations, role plays, practical performance, written reports, posters and verbal questioning. There are two externally assessed units and these will take the form of exams throughout the year.

Financial information

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

Future opportunities

Successful students can progress onto a level 3 course such as BTEC Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Development, Coaching and Fitness and Sport and Exercise Science. You could also apply to go onto the CYQ Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction. This course can also lead to employment in the sport and leisure industry with an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship in sport and recreation.

Further information

All students will be required to undertake English and Maths qualifications at either GCSE level or at a relative Functional Skill Level. If part of an Academy you will be have training sessions and extra lessons around your Level 2 Sport and GCSE/Functional Skills. To support your achievement it is recommended that you purchase the BTEC Level 2 Sport book (ISBN: 978-0199129911)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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