When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes (course free to 16-18 year olds)
  • Course Code K24SHES01A
  • Suitable For This course is free for 16-18s

What you will learn

This study programme allows you to a practical and applied approach to your learning in a vocational context. It provides an engaging and robust introdcution to the key principles in the sport sector. Completion of the course will give learners the potential opportunity to progress to further study or employment in a wide range of job roles across the Sport sector, for example posts in leisure centres, health and fitness clubs, outdoor sports venues and sports arenas or stadia.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Designing exercise programmes
  • Injury and the sports' performer
  • Practical sports performance
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Carrying out a sports related project

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC First Extended Certificate in Sport [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

The course is made up of a variety of modules that include both practical and assignment-based assessments. There are two externally assessed units that deal with anatomy and physiology and fitness for sport and exercise. The approach for the internally assessed units provides opportunities to explore beyond these principles into vocationally linked activities and enables you to receive feedback on your progress throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English and maths. A Level 1 qualification in an appropriate subject area will be considered if accompanied by a good reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

What you need to know before you enrol

If you are under 19 years of age and do not have a Grade 4 in either/or maths and English, you will be required to retake these alongside your vocational course.

What you need

You should arrive to your lessons prepared to learn with pens, pencils and writing pad. All other resources and materials you need will be provided. To complete your assignments you will need a laptop/PC and reliable internet access.

What you can do next

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to related vocational qualifications at Level 3.