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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Sport BTEC


Extended Certificate

Exam board: Edexcel

Why study this subject:

This stimulating and challenging vocational course is for students who intend to study for a degree or follow a career in Sport and Recreation. It covers a wide variety of topics including the theory and practical aspects of sport. This is a two year course, equivalent to one A Level.


1 Anatomy and Physiology  (M)

2 Fitness, Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (M)

3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry (M)

4 Sports Leadership

5 Application of Fitness Testing

6 Sports Psychology

7 Practical Sports Performace

(M) = Mandatory Units

How will I be assessed: 

Assessment in this course is done through coursework and externally assessed units.

The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in sport are:

• Examinations – all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a

written outcome

• Set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate

understanding through completion of a vocational task.

Each Unit includes a number of different assignments. These are then marked to a Pass,

Merit or Distinction level.

Future course and possible careers:

· A degree in Sports Studies, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Management, Sports Injury or Rehabilitation

· A career as a PE teacher or Sports Coach

· A career working within the Fitness Training Industry, Leisure Centres, Sports Development and Coaching are also popular, as are careers in Sports Therapy

· Apprenticeships within the sports industry for example within Fitness Training, Sports Marketing