Why study sport?

BTEC Sport is a course designed for students who wish to progress into a career in sport or undertake further study in this area. The course covers a variety of core units that make links back to the working world of sport, together with developing your knowledge and skills in a wide range of sporting disciplines that can be applied during their working lives or in continued education.

The course also combines well with a large number of other subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in a very wide range of disciplines (depending on the subjects taken alongside).

What will I learn about?

The course consists of four units taught over 360 guided learning hours:
• Anatomy and physiology
• Fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing Includes research elements based on a given case study, together with supervised assessment of skills and coaching
• Professional development in the sports
• Application of fitness testing

How will I be assessed?

• Written assessment
• Practical assessment
• Examination

Future pathways and careers

• Sports studies and business
• Sports psychology
• Sport and exercise science
• Physiotherapy
• Sports coaching
• Sports management
• Teaching
• Personal training

Course level

BTEC Level 3

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 4 in physical education or BTEC sport level 2 merit grade, with a keen interest in sport.

Examination board



BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (360 GLH) 601/721