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Sport BTEC

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 4 GCSE in PE or Merit/Distinction in Sport Level 2

Who is it for?

This course is for students who have a real interest in sport and the sport industry and wish to progress to employment in sport related industries. It will provide a broad knowledge and understanding in a variety of areas ranging from Anatomy and Physiology to Health and Safety.


Course Structure

BTEC Extended Certificate – 1 A Level Equivalent BTEC

Foundation Diploma – 1.5

A Level Equivalent BTEC Diploma in Sport – 2 A Level Equivalent

The course is completed over 2 years. The students study mandatory and optional units in order to meet the guided learning hours requirements.

Some of the mandatory units are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership


BTEC Extended Certificate – 4 units in total of which 3 are mandatory units and 1 optional (2 externally assessed).

BTEC Foundation Diploma – 7 units in total of which 4 are mandatory and 3 optional (2 externally assessed).

BTEC Diploma in Sport – 9 units in total of which 6 are mandatory and 3 optional (3 external assessments).

In addition, you will produce a portfolio of coursework that will be assessed regularly.

University Pathways

Degrees include:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Studies
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sports Journalism
  • Exercise and Sports Medicine
  • PE and Sport
  • Sport Business Management
  • Sports Engineering
  • Sports Technology

Apprenticeship Pathways

Sport and Fitness Apprenticeships include:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Coach
  • Activity

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Coaching
  • Fitness/Dance Instructor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Osteopath
  • Referee
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Dietician