The BTEC course will appeal to you if you:
are interested in a career in coaching in sport or the Leisure industry; have a real passion for sport and being involved in your PE lessons; want to get involved in sport but may not necessarily be outstanding practically; are a level 6 or below in PE but still love your sport; don’t want to take an exam in PE but are able to cope with doing assignments – there is no written exam in the summer of Year 11.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport is taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH). It has core and optional specialist units. Learners must complete the two core units and a choice of optional units to reach a total of 120 GLH. This BTEC First Award has units that your centre assesses (internal) and a unit that Edexcel sets and marks (external).
Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport
Core Units Assessment Method
1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise – External 30 hours (this is an online exam worth 25% of your mark)
2 Practical Sports Performance – Internal 30 hours
Optional Specialist Units
5 Training for Personal Fitness – Internal 30 hours
6 Leading Sports Activities – Internal 30 hours
The internal assessment is in the form of assignments and the external assessment involves completing an onscreen computer test covering video animations, multiple choice questions and short answers.
The units studied are as follows:
- One onscreen test on the computer.
Assessment at BTEC level is assignment based which means that you will be given a series of specific tasks / briefs which you have to research and complete. Each one is marked against pass, merit and distinction criteria.
BTEC PE and the world of work.
- Health and Fitness Instructor / Leisure Centre Assistant
- Sports Coach / Sports Development Officer
- Sports Professional