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BTEC Level 2 First for Sport at Manchester Health Academy

Course description

The BTEC diploma is a vocational, highly practical course.  All of the units give practical, hands on experience of many differing sports industries.  You will study fitness programing, practical sports activities, outdoor and adventurous activities, sports science, sports coaching and also undertake a relevant work experience placement.

Course content

The BTEC diploma is a vocational, highly practical course.  All of the units give practical, hands on experience of many differing sports industries.  You will study fitness programing, practical sports activities, outdoor and adventurous activities, sports science, sports coaching and also undertake a relevant work experience placement.  All students on the course will take the same core units.  You will also be able to choose further units in either of 2 pathways depending on your interests, these are 1) sport or 2) outdoor and adventurous activities.

Core Units:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Sport
  • Sports related project
  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Performance

Option 1) Sport Units:

  • Expedition Experience
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Injury and the Sports Performer
  • Running a Sports Event
  • Sport Community Volunteering

Option 2) (OAA) Units:

  • Expedition Experience
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Practical Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Land-based Outdoor and Adventure Activity Leadership

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above, including English and Maths

Assessment

Most units are assessed through written, video or practical evidence.  There are 2 externally assessed unit which are examined.

Financial information

Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Manchester Health Academy continues to look after EVERY student within the sixth form through a £20 weekly EMA payment. In order to receive the weekly payment, students must ensure that they have been outstanding in the following areas:

• Punctuality
• Attendance
• Progress

We reward the two best students each week by paying an extra £10.

NB – Students only receive payment for the weeks they attend MHA and not for holiday periods.

There are no rules to stop students getting a part time job whilst at college. However, the job must not interfere with your studying.

A sixth form college can set their own criteria for students to be entitled to EMA, but the following are some of the expectations: excellent attendance, punctuality, effort, application and progress.

Future opportunities

This course is designed to lead directly onto the Level 3 Diploma in Sport.  Alternatively employment or apprenticeships in fitness centres, sports development coaching companies or the sports, leisure and fitness industries are possible routes.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Manchester Health Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 January 2016
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