This course is an active and enjoyable way to study sport and gain an understanding of the sporting industry.

The programme content will involve a range of anatomy and physiology, fitness testing and sports leadership.

The course aims to provide you with opportunities to carry out practical work and develop skills and appropriate knowledge to enable progression to both higher education and employment.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE PE OR Merit in BTEC Level 2 Sport
2 x Grade 4 in Science/Combined Science
Must also have a keen interest in extracurricular sport

What will I study?

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness testing
  • Fitness training and programming for health
  • Professional development in the sports industry

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a wide variety of assignments and can be assessed in a number of different ways.

Sometimes you are assessed to undertake practical demonstrations. You can also be asked to produce written booklets and give written or verbal presentations.

Assessment for this course is based on the achievement of specified outcomes and will be two internally assessed and externally verified coursework as well as two externally assessed written exams.

Each unit will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction and attributes a certain number of points.

The final grade will be based on the total number of points gained over the units.

What else can I get involved in?

For information on all our enrichment opportunities, please see our enrichment programme here.

Further Education and Careers in Sport

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Journalism
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physical Education
  • Teacher Training

Careers which require a Sport qualification include:

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Centre Manager
  • Personal Trainer
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sports Therapist

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Preparation Work

You need to complete these tasks over Summer to prepare you for your studies.