BTEC Sport

Why Study?

Over the course of 2 years, students studying BTEC Sport will gain a greater understanding of how the body enables sports men and women to perform sports at an elite level. Students will understand what happens to the body when we start to exercise and the effects of long-term physical activity and training on the body. Students will also analyse the impact of lifestyle choices such as alcohol consumption and smoking on an individual’s health, fitness and well-being and provide recommendations on how to improve their lifestyle. BTEC Sport wouldn’t be a Sport course without a practical element and students will get the opportunity to showcase their skills, techniques and tactics in 2 sports of their choice and analyse their performance in both sports.

Course Content

Year 12

Unit 1 – Anatomy & Physiology Examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 

Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance Coursework 

Year 13

Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Fitness and Well-being Examination: 2 hours 30 minutes 

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry Coursework   


Progression Routes

The sports industry is one of the most wide-ranging and exciting industries to be a part of and Level 3 BTEC Sport supports students wishing to access higher education degree courses that may lead to a career as a PE teacher, sports coach, sports psychologist, physiotherapist, sports journalist or sports nutritionist. The qualification will also support students well who wish to access a career in the fitness or leisure industries or in the uniformed (police, firefighter, ambulance) or armed services (military).

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