Why do BTEC?

Simply, because you love sport and are interested in working in a sporting environment in the future. BTEC also gives you the opportunity to develop a wide range of cross-curricular skills such as organisation, leadership, communication, team-work, ICT – key skills that employers look for.

You need to have a strong interest in sport. You must also be highly motivated and have the ability to meet deadlines. Much of the coursework is completed using ICT so an interest and knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar programmes is essential.

If you are somebody who thinks they perform better through completing coursework rather than a final exam then this could be the course for you. Be aware though that although you have no final exam, you will have continuous coursework with strict deadlines to meet so the pressure to produce high quality work is on from day one.

Progression opportunities

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport provides a good foundation for learners in post-16 education, or to entry level job roles within the sector. Achievement at level 2 provides a suitable foundation for further study within the sector through progression on to other vocational qualifications, such as Pearson BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences.

The underpinning knowledge, practical and vocational skills learnt will also enhance and support progression to a relevant competency-based qualification, such as the Pearson Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development, or the Pearson Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management. Successful learners at level 2 may also consider general qualifications at level 3, such as a GCE in Physical Education or Leisure Studies. Learners who achieve the qualification at level 1 may progress to a Level 1 NVQ, such as the Pearson Level 1 NVQ Award in Sport and Active Leisure, or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in a related sector.

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