BTEC in Sport

About the Course

The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport is taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH).  Students must complete the following four units of work:

This BTEC First Award has units that we at The Roseland Community College assess (internally) and a unit of work that Edexcel marks (externally) through an online assessment. To see a sample assessment look here http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/ss/Sport1/start.html

All students cover 2 Core units and two further optional specialist units to make up 120 guided learning hours.

Core Units

Unit 1 – Fitness for sport and exercise

Externally assessed by an online Exam worth 50 marks.

 

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

·         Know about the components of fitness and the principles of training

·         Explore different fitness training methods

·         Investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

Unit 2 – Practical Sport s Performance

Internally assessed project work.

 

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

·         Understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports

·         Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports

·         Be able to review sports performance.

 

Further Units

Unit 4 – The sports performer in action

Internally assessed project work.

 

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

·         Know about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise

·         Know about the different energy systems used during sports performance.

 

Unit 6 – Planning and leading sports activities

Internally assessed project work.

 

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

·         Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership

·         Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities

·         Review the planning and leading of sports activities.

Students are taught the background information by doing class activities and research tasks which will then lead to completing an assignment. Throughout each individual assignment there is opportunity to gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. The Pass is of a basic level and will need predominately describing and explaining of the task, yet the Merit and Distinction grade will need thorough research and independence.

The individual unit grades are collated to give an overall grade of Pass (GCSE grade C), Merit (B), Distinction (A) or Distinction* (A*).

Where next?

BTEC Firsts support progression to:

  • Further vocational or occupational study
  • Further and higher education including BTEC level 3 and A-levels.
  • In to an Apprenticeship
  • In to employment.