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Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 1 / 2 Award in Sport

A BTEC Level 2 First in Sport is a vocational course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The BTEC Level 2 Award is the equivalent to a full GCSE grades 9-1 .The course is 75% internally assessed through coursework and 25% externally examined through an online exam. Pupils will cover four units; one of which is an online external examination.

In addition to the 1 hour of 'Core' PE BTEC students will get 5 hours across 2 weeks for BTEC Sport. It is at the teachers discretion as to whether 1 or more of those 5 are practical,  but it can depend on the unit. 

Course Content 

All students take two core units, which will be completed in Year 10 (with the first being the Unit 1 Exam): 

  • Unit 1: Fitness For Sport and Exercise (External online assessment)
  • Unit 2: Practical Sport  Performance (Internal assessment)

*Students need to be competent in two sports

Students then learn two other specialist units below, which will be completed in Year 11: 

  • Unit 3: Training and Personal Fitness (synoptic assessment)
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities (Internal assessment)

  *Time is approximately split-75% in the classroom and 25% in practical lessons.


For further information on the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Specification please click here