Sport (BTEC)

This qualification focuses on developing leadership skills in sport and understanding how the body develops through regular training and exercise.

The course includes a mixture of practical sessions and theory lessons.

Taking the BTEC Sport course is suitable for progression to university but also provides the vocational skills and experience to enter employment.

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Sport Science

Course Insight Subject Highlights

Qualifications Available:
  • BTEC Extended Diploma
Topics you will study
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Testing
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sports Event Organisation
  • Practical Sports
  • Professional Development in Sport.
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

Studying this course could lead to Higher Education or directly into employment. Many of our students have progressed onto the following progression routes:

Sports Coaching, Sports Development Officer, Fitness Professional, Sports Events Management and Teaching.

Assessment:                     Awarding Body:

External Assessment – 42%              Pearson Edexcel
Internal Assessment – 58%

Results 2016: 100%
Key Features
  • Outstanding rates of achievement on the course.
  • Specialist teachers with high levels of sports knowledge and understanding.
  • A wide range of practical and theoretical units are studied with varied methods of assessment.
  • Practical lessons take place in state-of-the-art facilities at Fenton Manor Sports Complex.
  • There are many opportunities to undertake additional qualifications on the course such as leadership qualifications and coaching qualifications.
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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will develop communication skills in a range of theoretical and practical settings. There will be regular emphasis on problem solving as well as challenging you to develop your resilience and independence.

The course covers a wide range of unit topics and can lead to exciting and rewarding careers in the sports industry.

You will undertake a work experience placement on the course to develop your independence of thought and employability skills. Achieving high grades on this course can get you places at top sports universities such as Loughborough, Birmingham and Bath. There are regular visits from professionals and employers who are actively working in the sports industry.

You will be encouraged to develop your communication skills through leadership and officiation; through this you will gain leadership and coaching qualifications.

What our students say…

“The course has really helped me to develop my leadership and coaching skills. The course has been both interesting and challenging.”

“We get to use all of the facilities at Fenton. We regularly go into Shapes gym and develop our knowledge of fitness testing and training.”