Students will study Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Practical
Sports Performance and Professional Development in the Sports Industry. The Anatomy and Physiology
examination focuses on the body systems, including the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and how
they adapt to improve sporting performance. The Fitness Training unit focuses on the evaluation of a
client’s lifestyle, with the aim of creating a training programme to improve their health and fitness. Both of
these units are externally assessed. All other units are coursework based and will be in the form of written
reports, presentations and group tasks. These units will provide the students with a broad range of
knowledge in this sector. The course will be taught in a practical way with students placed in vocational
situations. We feel this method of teaching prepares students for the workplace, with many students
perusing a career in this sector.
It is advised that students have achieved at least a GCSE PE grade 5 or level 2 BTEC at a Merit or above
in order to access the course as well as a grade 5 in English. It is also recommended that students are
participating regularly in two sports. Students will also need a high level of organisation and the ability to
priorities workloads. Students will also require a good level of ICT skills in Word and PowerPoint.
Students will be able to continue to study a Sport related course at university. The course could lead to
careers such as fitness instructor, Physical Education teacher, personal trainer and sports coach. Many
of our students go onto study at university and praise the BTEC course for preparing them with the study
skills required for university.