Full Name of Specification
Pearson BTEC Level1 / 2 first award in sport
Exam board specification link
Why study this course?
Students are able to access the different units within the course through both practical ability and theory. It is not solely based on their sporting ability and it also allows them to gain and improve leadership skills.
What can you expect from this course?
To gain a understanding and knowledge of a variety of aspects within sport. To learn and apply leadership skills, understand the anatomy and how the body works during exercise. To develop knowledge and understanding of a variety of sports and analyse own performance and fitness levels to be able to create a programme to help improve and measure own personal fitness and set goals.
How is it assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of Externally Assessed Examinations and Internally Assessed Assignments.
How will this prepare me?
Students will be given Will give a basic knowledge of the functions of the body when put under stress through exercise, will also give you fantastic leadership skills and the confidence to lead a small group.
Sports qualifications allow you to move on to various sports jobs such as:
- PE Teacher
- Sports Coach
- Personal Trainer
- Community Worker
- College Tutor
What will I learn?
Unit 2 Practical Sport
Research 2 sports and explain as much information as possible about them, then take part in those sports and self-evaluate suggesting ways to improve.
Unit 1 Exam Unit
Understand components of fitness, principles of training, heart rate, training zones, fitness tests, FITT, methods of training and stretching and take an online exam.
Unit 3 Applying the principles of personal training
Perform a variety of fitness tests and design a 6-week training programme, perform tests again and evaluate results.
Unit 6 Leading sports activities
Compare successful sports leaders, design sports sessions and implement the sessions with the rest of the class. Review sessions and explain and justify targets for the future.
Additional activities within this subject
Practical performance of dodgeball and basketball for unit 2
Fitness testing and designing a fitness programme to improve for unit 3
Plan a practical session to deliver to classmates for unit 6.