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BTEC Sport

BTEC Sport is suitable for students who want to undertake a sports qualification but are more suited to the vocational style of study and assessment. The course will provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of sport.

Students explore the theory relating to physical fitness and exercise. As well as having the opportunity to undertake their own training programme and lead their own sports session.

Areas of study:

Unit 1 – Understand the Body systems and Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity (Internal Assessment)

Unit 2 – The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity (External Assessment)

Unit 3 – Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity (Internal Assessment)

Students will also build a bank of knowledge on a variety of sport-related content whilst also developing key transferrable skills in communication, teamwork and organisation.

 

Year 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

10 & 11 

Whilst studying the Level 2 BTEC Sport students will develop theoretical knowledge within three units of study:  

Unit 1 - Understanding the Body systems and Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity (Internal Assessment) this Unit involves an in-depth look at the body systems such as the Muscular, Skeletal, Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems. Additionally this unit looks at Sports Injuries and their rehabilitation and the use of modern technology in sport. 

Unit 2 – The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity (External Assessment) this Unit requires students to develop an understanding in the principles of training, the impact Nutrition has on the body for a healthy lifestyle and how Psychology plays a huge impact in sports performance and the preparation in training and developing skills as part of the overall sporting performance of Athletes and Sports People 

Unit 3 – Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity (Internal Assessment) requires students to understand Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Practical Performance in Sport, Applying the Principles of Personal Training and Leading Sports Activities 

This course is examined by: 

• Unit 2 external assessment / exam one hour 30 minutes 

• Unit 1 and 3 internal assessment (assessment is through written and synoptic assignment) 

 

Topics covered in: 

Unit 1 

  • Knowledge of the body systems  

  • Musculoskeletal system 

  • Cardio-respiratory system 

  • Personal fitness training programme 

  • Short and Long Term Effect of Exercise 

  • • Common sports injuries 

  • • Technological advances that impact on sport and activity 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics covered in: 

Unit 2 

  • Components of Skill Related Fitness 

  • Fitness tests 

  • Fitness Training Methods 

  • Exercise Intensity- how can it be determined 

  • Principles of Training FITT 

  • Additional Principles of Training 

  • Nutrition 

  • Balanced Healthy Diets 

  • Nutrition and how this links to training and performance 

  • Psychology of Sport 

  • Development and Classification of Skills 

  • Mental Rehearsal and Preparation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics covered in: 

Unit 3 

  • Performance of technical and tactical demands of selected sports 

  • Observational checklist for selected sports 

  • Review of performance during selected sports  

  • Rules and regulations of selected sports 

  • Scoring systems of selected sports 

  • Roles and responsibilities of officials in selected sports 

  • Components of physical fitness relating to selected sports 

  • Planning and Leading Sports Sessions 

  • Review of leadership 

  • Targets for development 

  • Attributes and responsibilities of sports leaders 

  • Planning a sports event 

  • Leading a sports event 

  • Measures of success 

 

I find BTEC Sport really interesting learning about the bones and muscles, how they work together helping us perform in sport
Year 10 student
BTEC Sport is great, I like the idea of planning and thinking like a gym instructor to improve your fitness and health
Year 11 student