BTEC Sport (Extended Certificate)

Why BTEC Sport?

The course is an active and enjoyable way to study sport and gain an understanding of the Sport Industry.

The BTEC qualifications are coursework and examination based, they aim to provide students with opportunities to learn and apply theory to practice. Students will have the opportunity to develop appropriate knowledge and skills to enable progression to both Higher Education and employment.

Course Type: BTEC
Exam Board: Pearson
Weight: Single
Specific Entry Requirements:

Grade 4 in Mathematics and English.

A knowledge of the Human Body is desirable.

Minimum Grade 6 at GCSE PE on the theory paper for Extended Certificate in Sport. Minimum of a Level 2 Merit for Extended Certificate and Diploma BTEC Sport Courses.

There is an expectation that there will be a commitment to Wednesday afternoon sports teams at the Academy.

Course Assessment:
  • 360 GLH
  • Equivalent in size to one A Level.
  • 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external
  • Mandatory content = 83%
  • External assessment = 67%
Contact Curriculum Leader for more information:
Mr Smith
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BTEC Sport students can move on to Higher Education courses and careers in the following areas:
Exercise physiologist, Fitness centre manager, Personal trainer, Secondary PE school teacher, Primary PE school teacher, Sports administrator, Sports coach, Sports development officer, Sports therapist, Sports scientist, Sports journalist.

Course Outline

Mandatory Units
Unit 1 - Anatomy & Physiology

1 hour 30 minutes written examination set and marked by Pearson.

Unit 2 - Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing

A task set by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions

Part A – leaners will research a case study set by Pearson 2 weeks before the assessment period.

Part B – a 2 hour supervised assessment period timetabled by Pearson.

Unit 3 - Professional development in the Sports Industry

Learners explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

Internal Assessment
Optional Units (choose one, all assessed internally)

Unit 4 - Sports Leadership
Unit 5 - Application of Fitness Testing
Unit 6 - Sports Psychology
Unit 7 - Practical Sports Performance

Important Forms

Questions or Queries?

Should you have any queries or comments please contact Miss Duncombe (Sixth Form Admissions Officer) by either:


Or by post:

Sixth Form Admissions Officer,
Sandwell Academy,
Halfords Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71 4LG.

Please ensure that the correct postage is paid for the size of envelope used.