This course explores the theory behind sport and exercise, to understand how the body reacts and responds to the environment during activities. Analysing the performance requirements of sport and how to improve in a chosen sporting area. This course builds the fundamental skills to work within
the sport and exercise sector.
This course is designed for individuals who have an interest in Physical Education or sport, wanting to learn how the body works or has an interest in how exercise and activity effects the body systems.
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
Students explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
Students explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being
The course is assessed through four units.
Unit 1 - This unit is assessed by a written examination set and marked by Pearson. The examination will be one hour and 30 minutes in length.
Unit 2 - This unit will be assessed through a written task and marked by Pearson.
Unit 3 & 7 – These units are
internally assessed by coursework
Preferably a PASS at BTEC Level 2 or OCR Cambridge National Level 2 or GCSE equivalent
BTEC Nationals provide students with the depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills required for further study into Higher Education.
This course is suited to anyone looking in the areas of sports coach, nutritionist, personal trainer or leisure centre manager, sports leaders, PE teacher or towards National Governing Bodies.