St John Plessington Catholic College


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Head of Department:

Mr M Harris




BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport

Programme of study

The Tech Award gives you the opportunity to develop sector-specific applied knowledge and skills through realistic vocational contexts. You will have the opportunity to develop applied knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • investigating provisions for sport including equipment and facilities to enhance sport

  • planning and delivery of sport drills and sessions

  • fitness for sport including fitness testing and methodology.

    Component 1 Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity (30% final mark)
    You will explore the different types and provision of sport and physical activity available for different types of participants, barriers to participation and ways to overcome these barriers to increase participation in sport and physical activity. You will also research equipment and technological advances in a chosen sport or physical activity and how to prepare our bodies for participation in sport and physical activity.

    Component 2 Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance (30% final mark)
    All pupils will investigate the components of fitness and the effect on performance, take part in practical sport, explore the role of officials in sport and learn to apply methods and sporting drills to improve other participants’ sporting performance.

    Component 3 Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants Performance in Sport and Physical Activity (40% final mark)
    You will be introduced to and develop an understanding of the importance of fitness and the different types of fitness for performance in sport and physical activity. You will also develop an understanding of the body and fitness testing.

How is the course structured and assessed?

Two of the units are internally assessed and externally moderated. One of the units is exam based and is externally assessed. In order to be awarded a qualification,
a learner must complete and achieve an outcome for all three components. The overall grade is a direct aggregation of performance across individual components, with each component weighted according to the GLH.

What can these qualifications lead to?

Following a BTEC programme is an exciting way to study. It gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that you will need in the world of work and university. BTEC courses put you more in charge of your own learning and allow extensive opportunities to develop the ability to work with independence.

Studying PE opens up the possibility of a diverse range of future career paths; some examples include working as an PE teacher, personal trainer, sports analyst, sports media, physiotherapist.