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Level 2

Sport BTEC First Certificate (Level 2)


By studying the Level 2 Sport students develop a range of skills and techniques that are essential for successful progression into the sports industry or to sports related further education courses. Level 2 Sport students complete units in practical sport as well as coaching while all units are underpinned by theoretical studies. Students are encouraged to study this course alongside other areas of Academy of Sport provision.

This course is made up of Two Core Units:

Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise: (Externally assessed unit) This unit looks at components of fitness, exploring training methods and investigation of fitness testing to gain understanding of fitness levels. Its assessed with a 1 hour online exam with a mixture of multiple choice, drop down and short/medium answer questions.

Unit 2 Practical Sports Performance: This unit looks at the rules, regulations and scoring systems of different sports, practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports and reviewing of sports performance.

One Mandatory Unit:

Unit 7 Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance: (Externally assessed unit) This unit will look at the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system and the structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system. It is assessed with a 1 hour online exam with a mixture of multiple choice, drop down and short/medium answer questions.

Five Optional Specialist Units:

Unit 3 The Mind and Sports Performance: This unit will look at one of the most interesting subjects in the field of sport; sports psychology. You will learn how the mind is used explain how performance can be both positive and negative. This unit will involve elements of practical examples as well as class-based work.

Unit 5 Training for Personal Fitness: This until will look at designing a personal fitness programme, exercise adherence factors and strategies, implementation of a training programme and reviewing a personal training programme.

Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities: This unit will look at the attributes associated with successful sports leadership, planning and leading sports activities and reviewing personal planning and leading of sports activities.

Unit 9 Lifestyle and Well-being: This unit will look at recommended guidelines for physical activity, what makes a healthy diet, diet planning, health risks associated with smoking and excessive alcohol consumption and the impact of drugs on health and sports performance.

Unit 11 Running a Sports Event: This unit will look at planning, organising and running a sports event and reviewing personal contribution to running a sport event. Students on this course also participate in work experience, which will involve enhancing the local community in terms of delivery of PE & Sport to young children.


You need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above and a passion for sport!

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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