BTEC Level 2 Technical Award in Sport

Examination Board  –  Edexcel Pearson

What Will I Learn?

Within the course students will develop their knowledge and understanding across a diverse range of key sporting topics including anatomy of the body, sporting injuries, nutrition and sports technology. The theory part of the course will be a mixture of written assignments and an externally assessed  exam. The practical element of the course will require students to plan and lead a variety of sporting activities.

How Am I Assessed?

There are 3 components to the course of which two are assessed internally and one externally.

Component 1

Understanding the Body and the Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity

· Internally Assessed

· 30% of the total course

Component 2

Developing an Understanding of the Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity

· Externally Assessed (Exam – 1 hour 30 minute, 70 marks)

· 40% of the total course

Component 3

Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity

· Internally Assessed (Practically based)

· 30% of the total course

The three sports will have to consist of one team sport, one individual sport and one further  option of   either a team or an individual sport. This practical assessment makes up 30% and the final 10% of the practical mark is an analysis of a personal exercise programme.

What Career Options Do I Have?

This course will act as a stepping stone for students wanting to further their education in A-Level PE or join the BTEC Sport Programmes, here at The Joseph Whitaker School. We would strongly recommend this BTEC Level 2 to any student aspiring to a career in sports coaching, personal training, sports injuries or the leisure industry.

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