Sport BTEC First Extended Certificate – Level 2 – EDEXCEL

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Start your fitness career here with a course that gives you with the opportunity to study sport and exercise and gain a nationally recognised qualification. The course units concentrate on introducing the science of performance, including coaching and leadership qualifications. The course will also develop your performance and understanding of a number of sports and activities through practical sport. The course involves a very high proportion of practical work in both the field and laboratory. Such activity provides reference to your work and will encourage you to develop skills of sports performance, enquiry, analysis, management and creativity as well as interpersonal skills which will be important in your work when you are on work placement.

The course provides you with the opportunity to study sport and exercise gaining a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to four GCSE passes. The course prepares young people for careers in the sports or the outdoors sector. The course will also develop your performance and understanding of a number of sports and activities through practical sport.
Core Units (compulsory):
Fitness for Sport and Exercise - Practical Sports Performance

Mandatory Unit:
Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance

Specialist Units:
Leading Sports Activities - Nutrition

The course involves a very high proportion of practical work. Such activity provides reference to your work and will encourage you to develop skills of sports performance, enquiry, analysis, management and creativity as well as interpersonal skills which will be important in your work. In addition to course work two units will have external assessments (on screen tests). Other features of the course include optional work placement, participating in the Coaching and Leadership Academy, becoming a Student Ambassador or volunteering for Cheshire East Sports Department.

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above including Maths and English. Level 2 students who do not achieve a grade 4 in English and/or Maths will study a GCSE in the subject(s) as part of their study programme.

Students who are successful have the option of going on to complete the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. Alternatively, the qualification will provide opportunities to gain employment in hotel/health and fitness centres, fitness clubs, fitness instruction, sports centres or coaching.

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
End Date: 28th June 2019
Duration: 1 year
Location: Crewe Campus
Course Description: Level 2 Sport

 

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