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BTEC Sport Level 2

BTEC First Award in Sport

This is a practical, work-related course for students interested in careers in sport. It provides the basis for students to go on to a more advanced qualification or to get a job straight away. Students may be considering careers in sports and leisure centres or outdoor activity centres or employment in areas such as fitness and coaching.


BTEC First Award in Sport - Edexcel

Course content

Students will complete four units:

Fitness for sport and exercise: Learners will learn about the components of physical and skill related fitness and fitness training methods (externally marked).

Practical sports: Students will improve and develop their own practical performance as well as examining that of other athletes the rules and regulations and officials’ roles and responsibilities in various sports will be investigated.(internally assessed).

Training for personal fitness: Learners will have the opportunity to design a personal fitness training programme and will learn strategies for training success (internally assessed).

Leading sports activities: Students will learn how to plan and lead sports activity sessions (internally assessed).


Fitness for sport and exercise will be externally assessed through an on screen test. The other 3 units will be assessed internally through portfolio work.