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Sport Exercise & Fitness BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Richmond-upon-Thames College

Course description

Sport is an exciting and fast-growing industry with a wide range of activities, facilities and job opportunities. Studying sport involves all the activities that you choose to do in your free time, and a chance to learn more about performance and how the body adapts to training.

Course content

Over the year you will be studying seven vocational units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Practical Sport
  • Nutrition for Sport
  • Injury for Sport
  • Planning and Leading Sports Activities
  • Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport

You will be working individually and as part of a group. Lectures are normally classroom based. Sports-based work placements are a feature of this programme.


You will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports activities at the college in your free time.

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D including English and Maths.

OR Level 1 Diploma at Pass and GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or Functional Skills.


The technical units will be assessed through assignment booklets which will be completed during the year. Assessment is 100% coursework (This may change to partial assessment by exam subject to OCR requirements for 2018-19).


Coursework tasks are varied. You will learn how the body systems work, get energy from food and recover from injury. You will also plan and take part in team activities such as sports competitions, and learn about the technical and tactical skills needed for successful performance in sport.

Financial information

Student materials will cost £30. There may be additional costs for occasional trips.

Future opportunities

Many students progress on to the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in sport, provided they have gained a Merit in all the units at level 2 and have a C grade in English and Maths, along with a positive tutor reference. Other students go straight into training or take up employment in the leisure and sport industry at a junior level in sports clubs and leisure centres.

Further information

To find out more about this course please visit our website or contact us on or 020 8607 8302

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond-upon-Thames College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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