The course is equivalent to 1 A-Level
Students will cover four units across two years:
Anatomy and Physiology
- Written examination set and marked by Pearson. 1.5 hours, 90 marks
Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions.
- In Part A, learners will be provided with a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research.
- In Part B, the supervised assessment period is two hours over a period of two days timetabled by Pearson.
- Written submission. 60 marks.
Professional Development in the Sports Industry Coursework
Practical Sports Performance Coursework
Assessment for the course is a mixture of examinations, controlled assessment, coursework and assessment of a student’s ONE individual and ONE team practical sporting performance.
The grading criteria is as follows;
Distinction* - A*
Distinction - A
Merit - C
Pass - E
Exam Board: Edexcel
5 Grade 4’s and above to include a minimum of a PASS grade in Level 2 BTEC Sport or a 4 in GCSE PE. Having a sound knowledge and an enthusiasm for biology would also be an advantage to the course.
You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Science to prepare for higher education in areas of Sport Studies, Recreation, Exercise and Science or more general higher education courses. With further training you could go into a job related to Physical Education such as a Physiotherapist, Teacher, Exercise or Fitness Trainer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the sporting sectors.