Subject Area: Sports & Leisure
Level: BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Exam Board: OCR
You will need at least a grade 3 in GCSE English Language plus an active involvement in sports participation with a team or recreationally.
The certificate in sport will develop students’ knowledge of the sports industry and give them plenty of practical experience, but it will also develop important skills, including team working and communication, required for a range of employment and education options. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a range of sport and fitness activities. It is a very practical course and will suit students who look to be active.
This qualification is equivalent to a maximum of two GCSE’s.
What will I study?
Assessment Methods: 100% Coursework (no written exam)
Portfolio evidence – this can be in a range of forms including practical tasks, verbal and written reports, presentations, leaflets, participation in debates, posters.
Practical sport – This is a mandatory unit and allows learners to develop one team game and one individual sport. Students will be demonstrating their practical skills, describing the rules of an official and reviewing their own performance.
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport – This is a mandatory unit and will enable the student to learn more about the anatomy of the human body. They will be learning about the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Fitness Testing and Training – This is an optional unit that will enable students to learn about the different components of fitness, actively engage in assessing their own fitness and identify their strengths and weaknesses. This will also involve looking at lifestyle choices and the effects of fitness and psychological factors in performance.
Planning and Leading Sports Activities – This is an optional unit that will develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills to enable the students to plan, lead, deliver and review safe and effective sporting activities.
This course will give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the sports industry. The extended certificate leads logically into the Level 3 OCR Sport course. It will also improve student’s qualifications generally to allow them to move onto other AS courses.
If you show particular ability in your sports performance you could be selected to represent TEAM ND on a Wednesday afternoon in English Colleges Fixtures.