The BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport is a flexible programme of study that provides experience, knowledge, and skills that will enable students to further their knowledge of the sports and leisure sector. The BTEC First Award in Sport is equivalent to a GCSE qualification.
The course covers many different areas of the sports sector, and includes topics related to exercise, fitness, and practical performance. The course will consist of both practical and theory elements, covering a range of activities and topics.
The Level 2 BTEC Sport course covers 4 units:
- Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise (external assessment)
- Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance
- Unit 3 – Applying the principles of Personal Training
- Unit 6 – Leading Sports Activities
As can be seen above, Unit 1 is assessed via an ‘external assessment’. The external assessment consists of students completing an ‘on-line’ examination, and this exam will consist of multiple choice, short, and long answer questions. The on-line system allows for use of video clips and other technology to be included in the exam, giving students a more interactive method of applying their knowledge effectively to given scenarios.
The remaining units within the BTEC Sport qualification are internally assessed. These units require students to create a range of evidence to confirm achievement of the key criteria. The assessments are designed, set, and marked by teaching staff within the Academy. There are a range of different methods of assessment for our vocational courses, and these can include delivering presentations, obtaining witness statements from teachers, role plays, as well as more traditional ‘essay style’ assignment tasks.