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Sport BTEC Certificate Level 2 at PETROC

Course description

For anyone with a passion for sport, the sports industry offers all kinds of enticing career paths to choose from. The first step is to choose the one that's right for you.

Course content

We've created this study programme as the ideal springboard for students who are hoping to work in this field. This programme is designed to give you a taste of the skills and experiences you'll need to succeed in a career in sport.

Areas of study include anatomy and physiology, sports analysis, sports leadership, training and fitness. You'll complete your assignments in a number of different ways including written work, organised coaching sessions, training plans and presentations.

We will involve you in planning and leading sports activities, instructing exercise to others and contributing to real-life sport experiences.

You will be have the opportunity to be involved in the Young Sports Leaders Development package. This involves gaining real leadership experience in a range of settings.

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths at grade 3 or above and GCSE English Language at grade 3 or above.
Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE Maths will study towards GCSE Maths to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and retake GCSE Maths in the following year.

Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE English Language will study towards GCSE English Language to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study the Level 1 Functional Skills English and retake GCSE in the following year. 

At the end of the year all learners are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of their Level 2 Study Programme and achieved a graded improvement in their Maths and English Language studies before being allowed to progress.


Assessment is continuous during the course. Throughout the year you will be given regular coursework assignments. Because of the large amount of coursework it is important that you enjoy doing coursework, are prepared to work hard and have the ability to meet deadlines. 

For each unit you are able to achieve pass, merit or distinction grades. There are no course based examinations in the First Diploma in Sport. 

English and Maths GCSE will involve examinations.

Future opportunities

The preparation and training that this qualification provides, will give you an advantage over other applicants when applying for jobs. Successful students may also progress to more advanced Level 3 courses at Petroc.

Further information

We have a large sports hall, hard court area and fitness centre which will be used for practical delivery. 
Classrooms are up to date with interactive white board technologies. It is common to get learners 'out and about' in local schools and at community events as a part of their extended classroom.

Q. How much sport will we be playing on the course?
A. You do not really 'play' sport on this course, however you will take part in some kind of physical activity at least once a day - eg leading others, fitness training or refereeing.

Q. How much coursework do I really have to do?
A. Each piece of coursework is of a similar size to the type of coursework that you may have done as a part of your GCSEs. There will be approximately 20 pieces of coursework over the year.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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