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Sport BTEC Level 2 First Diploma at Scarborough Sixth Form College

Course description

BTEC First qualifications were originally designed for use in colleges, schools and the workplace as an introductory level 2 course for learners wanting to study in the context of a vocational sector. This is still relevant today.

Course content

Core Units:

  • Fitness for Sport & Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance

Mandatory Units:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Performance

Optional Units:

  • The Mind & Sports Performance
  • The Sport Performer in Action
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Promotion & Sponsorship in Sport
  • Lifestyle & Well Being
  • Injury & the Sports Performer
  • Running a Sports Event
  • The Sport & Active Leisure Industry

Entry requirements

You will need to meet the level 2 BTEC entry requirements.


80% coursework but two key external assessments in two core units.
Each new Level 2 BTEC First qualification has an essential core of knowledge and applied skills. We have introduced external assessment appropriate to the sector. This provides independent evidence of learning and progression alongside the predominantly portfolio-based assessment.

The coursework is undertaken in a variety of forms such as: essays, reports, coaching logs, presentations, practical demonstrations, interviews, Q&A and observations to suit a variety of learning needs.

Future opportunities

The knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course. In the sport sector, typical employment opportunities may include working as a coach or as a fitness instructor. Students can access the sports academies alongside their studies as well as enrichment programme to aid their college experience.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Scarborough Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2016
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