Pupils complete 4 units covering a range of topics from understanding how the body works, to principles of training and practical sport.
Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology:
Learners will explore the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also to learn the fundamentals of the energy systems. This unit will give you the detailed core knowledge required to progress to coaching and instruction in the sports industry or further study. Pupils will complete an exam in Year 12 which they must pass to achieve the overall qualification.
Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and wellbeing:
To work in the health and fitness industry, staff need to know how to assess clients and then be able to plan appropriate training programmes to take into account individual needs. In this unit, learners will explore the process required for screening clients and assessing their lifestyle and nutritional intake. How to interpret this information will then be examined. From this information, pupils will explore how to make judgements on a specific individual’s current lifestyle and then suggest modifications to help improve the individual’s fitness, health and overall well-being.
Unit 3 – Professional development in the Sports Industry:
Learners will have the opportunity to research the different possible careers and the associated job roles in the
Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance:
This unit gives you the opportunity to improve your own knowledge and practical ability in a selection of individual and team sports. You will develop your own practical performance in selected sports, focusing on the application of skills, techniques and tactics and reflecting
Level 2 Pass in BTEC Sport or Grade 4 in GCSE English.
On successful completion of a BTEC Extended Certificate, a student can progress to or within employment or continue their studies at University.
This qualification provides job opportunities within coaching, teaching, fitness instructing, sports development and leadership.