Physical Education
Level 2 Leadership
Level 3 Leadership
BTEC Sport EC
BTEC Sport Diploma

What do I need to study the course?

 

GCSE grade C or above in Science and GCSE grade C or above in English Language. You must be involved in regular training/ competition and have a club standard performance level in one sport.

 

What does the course involve?

At AS:

  • Theory Exam (70%):
    1. Anatomy and Physiology – cardiovascular, respiratory and neuromuscular systems. The muscular skeletal system and analysis of movement in physical activities
    2. Acquisition of Skill – Skill, skill continuums and transfer of skills. Impact of skill classification on structure of practice for learning. Principles and theories of learning and performance. Use of guidance and feedback
    3. Sport and Society – Emergence of globalisation of sport in the 21st century. The impact of Pre-industrial, Industrial, post-industrial and Post World War II on sport. The impact of sport on society and of society on sport. Sociological theory applied to equal opportunities
  • Practical Coursework (30%):  you will be assessed on your ability to perform as a player/performer or coach in one activity. This activity will need to be carried out in your own time, through a local club or an extra-curricular club.

 

At A2:

  • Theory Exam (70%)
    1. Exercise Physiology – Diet and nutrition and their effect on physical activity and performance. Preparation and training methods in relation to maintaining physical activity and performance.
    2. Biomechanical movement - Biomechanical principles. Levers.
    3. Sports Psychology - Psychological factors that can influence an individual in physical activities. Aspects of Personality. Attitudes, arousal, anxiety, aggression, motivation and social facilitation. Group dynamics. The importance of goal setting.
    4. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport - Understanding of technology for sports analytics.
  • Practical Coursework (30%): Students assessed as a performer or coach in the full sided version of one activity. Plus a written analysis of performance.

 

What next?

This is an excellent basis for further study or employment within the booming sport, health and fitness sector, particularly for a career or degree course in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy, Sports Management, Teaching, Leisure Studies, Physiotherapy, Outdoor Pursuits, Coaching, Sports Technology and Sports Development

 

Examination Board: AQA

About the course

The Level 2 Sports Leaders Award is offered as an enrichment course to be studied in addition to your full-time programme. It is a nationally recognised qualification awarded through the Sports Leaders UK. It provides an introduction for those people wishing to lead groups in sporting and recreational activities and gives those over 16 years of age, regardless of ability, the opportunity to train and provide voluntary assistance alongside qualified coaches or teachers.

 

What will I study?

 It will run alongside your A-Level / BTEC Sport course. All units must be completed and a voluntary community placement of at least 10 hours also fulfilled.

 

How will I be assessed?

There will be continual internal assessment. You must complete all modules and you will be externally moderated.

 

Are there the entry requirements?

No, but you should be prepared to develop leadership skills, work independently and work as a team.

 

What next?

The Level 2 Sports Leaders Award is an ideal way to develop your leadership skills, personal confidence and experience. It’s open to all full-time students, but especially useful if you’re studying AS/A2 PE Studies or BTEC Diploma in Sport.

About the Course

This is a one year enhancement course, mainly practical, with the flexibility to include many sports that will be determined by the group. An important part of the course is the 30 hours' voluntary leadership, undertaken in local schools and clubs, which will give you the opportunity to extend your leadership skills, and to provide voluntary assistance alongside qualified coaches and teachers, thereby increasing your own knowledge, experience and confidence in leading. You will learn:* How to plan, organise, and lead activity sessions for various social groups* Further develop your knowledge of fitness in sport* Work with children from local primary schools* Complete a First Aid in Sport qualification* Work with people with disabilities* Gain a Level 1 National Sports Governing Body Qualification.

 

Course Aims

The course builds on existing foundations from the Community Sports Leadership course. It will enable you to pursue a career in sports leadership.

 

What are the entry requirements?

No, but you should be prepared to develop leadership skills, work independently and work as a team.

 

How is the course assessed?

You will be continually assessed throughout the year. You will be assessed on your delivery of practical sessions to young children and people with disabilities. You will also produce an evidence folder of work.

 

What next?

You may progress onto a career in sports coaching or teaching. This course will also give you 16 UCAS points if you are applying for university.

BTEC Sport Extended Certificate (equivalents to one A-level)

 

What do I need to study the course?

 

You should have four GCSEs grades A*- C. You do not need to have studied Physical Education or Sport before, but this course does require a more “outgoing” personality and a passion for sport.

 

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is a qualification which can extend a student’s programme of study and give vocational emphasis. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is broadly equivalent to one GCE AS Level and the following units will be studied during the first year;

  • Unit 1. Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

 

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. After completing the above units of study, students will move on to study the following units in their second year of the course:

  • Unit 2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health and Well Being
  • Unit 4. Sports Leadership

 

Two units are externally assessed: Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology by an exam, Unit 2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health and Well Being is a controlled assessment and the two other units are internally assessed. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.

 

What next?

BTEC qualifications in Sport provide an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport, within one of its occupational areas. These areas include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching and leadership, sports development and the outdoors.

BTEC Diploma in Sport (equivalents to two A-level)

 

What do I need to study the course?

You should have four GCSEs grades A*- C. You do not need to have studied Physical Education or Sport before, but this course does require a more “outgoing” personality and a passion for sport.

 

The BTEC Sport Diploma offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate vocational sector. The BTEC Sport Diploma is a qualification which can extend a student’s programme of study and give vocational emphasis. The BTEC Sport Diploma is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels and the following units will be studied over the two years:

  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Fitness Training and programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership
  • Investigating Business in Sport & Active leisure
  • Acquiring skill in Sport

 

Learners will then have to choose 3 of the following options list to complete the course

  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Sports Event Organisation
  • Research Project in Sport

 

• Sports Injury Management

• Principles and Practices for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

• Land Based Skills for Outdoor Adventure

• Water Based Skills for Outdoor Adventure

• Sports Performance Analysis

• Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

• Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport

The BTEC Diploma in Sport uses a combination of assessment styles to give you the confidence to apply your knowledge to succeed in the workplace and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout your career. The range of vocational assessments means you can showcase your learning and achievements to best effect when they taking the next step, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses or potential employers.

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