BTEC Sport

Introduction and Overview

BTEC Level 1/2 First Certificate in Sport.

What’s it worth?  1 GCSE

Why do it?

  • Gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
  • Gives learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health- related fitness, sports and exercise through a selection of optional specialist units.
  • Encourages personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities.

What will you do?

This qualification is aimed at our more practical learners, the course is designed to give opportunities to those that like to learn about fitness, sport and exercise as well as a practical sport opportunity.  Although, the theory aspect of the course is assessed through coursework units, there is an external assessment through an onscreen test which accounts for 25% of your overall grade.  This course will aim to prepare pupils for work within sport.

If you choose the BTEC award you will have an additional 5 hours of PE over two weeks as well as core practical PE. Within those 5 hours, 1 hour a week will be practical, 4 hours will be theory.

What do you need?  

  • A positive attitude towards PE
  • A willingness to be involved in every lesson, regardless of the sport
  • To keep a well organised theory folder, and be motivated to work consistently and independently to reach deadlines for the requirements of the qualification
  • To always bring the correct PE Kit!


Exam Board



BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Sport


75% internal assignments

25% external assessment (onscreen test)

For further details see:   Miss C Whitcombe 

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