BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Sport


Exam board: Edexcel

What is the course about?

This course provides a stepping stone to our Level 3 courses in Sport which provide an excellent preparation for careers within the sport and fitness industries and can support entry into higher education. It is a vocationally delivered course and therefore develops the skills and knowledge students will need to thrive in a professional sports and fitness environment. Students complete a series of projects and assignments based upon real-life sporting scenarios. Two units out of a total of twelve are externally assessed by an examination. Leyton has a thriving sport department with outstanding facilities. This course is equivalent to 3 GCSEs.


Duration of course:

One year.


What units/topics will be studied?

Units include: Fitness for Sport and Exercise (externally assessed), Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance (externally assessed), Practical Sports Performance, The Mind and Sports Performance, Training for Personal Fitness, Leading Sports Activities, Lifestyle and Well-being, Injury and the Sports Performer and Running a Sports Event.


What do I need to study this subject?

Mainly grade D/4’s at GCSE including English Language, Maths and Science.
You should be able to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for sport. Experience of engaging in sport as a performer, coach or official is also preferable.


What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?

Read the sports pages of a quality newspaper on a regular basis. Follow our Twitter feeds @BTECSportLSC and @LSC_Sport


Where can this lead me?

If you obtain a Merit at Level 2 you should be able to progress to our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport course. This would allow you to progress to higher education to study a sport-based degree or to train as a PE teacher. Employment, either before or after a degree, in the sport and fitness industry or as a coach is another option.


What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

Students will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of recreational, developmental and competitive sporting activities through the college sports programme.