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Course Type


Exam Board


Assessment Type

Exam, Coursework and Presentations

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade four or about in different subjects including English and Maths.

Course Overview

The BTEC Sport course is completed over two years. It is a vocational course with a ‘hands on’ approach to learning.

The units covered are as follows:

Anatomy & Physiology 

Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Fitness Training and Programming

Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.

Application of Fitness Testing

Learners gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing and learn how to safely conduct a range of fitness tests for different components of fitness.

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.

Where will it lead?

If you want to continue in Higher Education you can progress on to courses in Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Sports Therapy and, along with another A level course, Physiotherapy. Otherwise you can use it to apply for many jobs in the Sports Industry.


Glossopdale School & Sixth Form

Glossopdale School, Newshaw Ln, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA