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Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma at St Brendan's Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is a one year vocational course that allows a sports industry enthusiast to develop the knowledge and skills required to support progression on to a Level 3 programme of study or to progress in to employment within the Sports & Leisure field. 

Course content

The course structure is designed to develop and extend underlying knowledge that underpins all study within the sports field; allow students to draw together and apply learning in a vocational context; provide a broader and deeper understanding of the sector, employment and careers; provide opportunity for work experience within the sports industry and to deepen and enhance practical application of vocational skills. This course is suitable for students who wish to study sport on a full time basis but have not yet met the minimum requirements to progress onto the Level 3 course. Students must have a minimum of 4 Ds at GCSE (English MUST be at grade D or higher).

Units to be studied (Please note units are subject to change)

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 2:  Practical Sports Performance
  • Unit 7: Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance
  • Unit 4: The Sports Performer in Action
  • Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities
  • Unit 8: Promotion and Sponsorship in Sport
  • Unit 9: Lifestyle and Well-being
  • Unit 10: Injury and the Sports Performer
  • Unit 11: Running a Sports Event
  • Unit 12: The Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Unit 13: Profiling Sports Performance

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade D or at point 3 (including English Language) of which only one can be a Level 2 vocational qualification (e.g. BTEC/OCR) at Pass grade or above.


This course offers a range of both internal and external assessment.

In general, internal assessment is coursework based and students will complete a range of activities within each unit to evidence their learning.

In line with new guidelines, the course features two units that are externally assessed. This assessment takes the form of an online test that is set and marked by EDEXCEL. Students will be given sufficient tutor support and guidance in the build-up to each test to feel confident in their answers. Students should be aware that there will be a requirement to complete revision and homework in order to achieve in these external assessments.

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Many students who come to study on the Level 2 Sport Diploma have an ambition to go on to study at Level 3 (A-Level equivalent). To do so, they must achieve a minimum of MERIT overall in their studies, demonstrate an attendance of 90%+ on the course and, where applicable, achieve at least a ‘one grade improvement’ on their English and Mathematics courses. In addition, students must consistently demonstrate commitment and effort towards the course and demonstrate that further study on a sports course would be appropriate for their future progression. In some cases, students may decide that they wish to pursue employment within the industry. Whilst this course alone will not guarantee this, the additional experiences available within the course coupled with study will make many young people an ideal candidate for an apprenticeship within the industry or indeed to seek employment with local sports providers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Brendan's Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2016

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