Exam Board: Edexcel

The BTEC Sport course will give you a sound understanding of the impact sport and physical activities have on our body and give you an opportunity to plan and deliver practical activity for the enjoyment and development of others. The course consists of three components over three years.

Component one focuses on the impact of sport and activity on body systems, common injuries in sport and activity and methods of rehabilitation, and finally how technological advances have impacted sport and activity.

Component two is an externally assessed exam which covers topics including how training can improve fitness for sport and activity, how a healthy diet is beneficial to sport and how psychological factors such as motivation, self-confidence and anxiety can influence sport and activity.

Finally, component three will build on the knowledge from the previous units and cover the fundamentals of sport and activity leadership. From here you will plan your own sessions for a variety of target groups.

BTEC Sport offers an interactive and interesting approach to study. There is less exam pressure as two thirds of the qualification is controlled assessment based.


66% controlled assessment

33% external examination

The controlled assessments will be in the form of six pieces of coursework across the three-year course.