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BTEC Sport

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Entry Requirements:

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

5 x 4s *

At least a 4 in English and Maths 

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:

At least a 4 in PE if taken at GCSE

At least a Pass in Sport if taken at Level 2

* Please note that Level 2 vocational courses are the equivalent of one GCSE and only two will be counted towards the entry requirements

Regular participation in at least one competitive sport

Why study BTEC Sport?

This course provides a specialist, applied programme of vocational study for those who have already decided the area they wish to pursue. It has been designed for students who have a real interest in the theoretical and practical aspects of anatomy and physiology, physical and psychological sports performance, coaching and fitness. It will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and investigate a wide range of sport, exercise and coaching aspects.

Have a look at this short video created by our BTEC Sport Subject Ambassadors to see what they think:

What can I do with BTEC Sport after Sixth Form?

You will gain a qualification that will enable you to study sports related degrees at university, such as Sports Management, Sports Therapy, PE Teaching, Sports Coaching, Analysis of Sport and Physiotherapy. This qualification is particularly appropriate for learners who are interested in progressing to a career in sport and physical activity development.

Previous students have gone on to further study on sports related courses at top institutions such as Loughbourough University, University of East Anglia and Southampton University. The BTEC Sport qualification also allows you to progress onto further work-based courses or apprenticeships, for example, Personal Training or Sports Coaching

BTEC Sport Extras

The vocational nature of the course provides links with local sports industries through the work experience unit. In addition, we also invite guest speakers and industry experts to share their knowledge and experience, and have forged connections with local university sports departments. This serves to give students an in depth experience of further study and the opportunities for employment in sport. You will also be involved in sports events organisation, coaching and leadership and practical fitness testing.