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Qualification Name BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport
Exam Board Pearson Edexcel
Type (e.g. GCSE/BTEC Certificate) BTEC Level First Award Level 2
Level (1,2 or both) 1 and 2
GLH (Guided Learning Hours) 120

Course Content Outline

(What will I study?)

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport is taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH). It has core and optional specialist units. Learners must complete the two core units, and a choice of optional units to reach 120 GLH. This BTEC First Award has units that your centre assesses (internal) and a unit that Pearson sets and marks (external). Each unit equates to 25% of the students overall grade.

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Externally assessed online exam relating to physical & skill components of fitness, training methods, Fitness Testing and the effect of exercise on the body.

Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance

Learning aims in this unit:

A) understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports

B) practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports

C) be able to review sports performance

Unit 3: Training for Personal Fitness

Learning aims in this unit:

A) design a personal fitness training programme

B) know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success

C) implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives

D) review a personal fitness training programme

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

Learning aims in this unit:

A) know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership

B) undertake the planning and leading of sports activities

C) review the planning and leading of sports activities

Typical Lesson/Homework Activities

(How will I study?)

Students will study in a variety of ways; Google Classroom, worksheets, group tasks, quizzes, independent research, video analysis, power points & wherever possible the theory component of the course will be linked to the practical. Homework is provided every week and is to be submitted in the following theory lesson. Students will be required to complete and update coursework outside of school to meet the strict deadlines supplied by the exam board. Practical lessons will be taught focusing on a variety of sports as chosen by the PE department.

Success Criteria

(How will I be assessed?)

Students will be awarded one of the following grades for each unit completed and assessed:

Level 1 Pass – Minimum points required 24

Level 2 Pass – Minimum points required 48

Level 2 Merit – Minimum points required 66

Level 2 Distinction – Minimum points required 84

Level 2 Distinction* – Minimum points required 90

·       Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise -Core Unit – Externally Assessed – Online Exam

·       Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance -Core Unit – Internally Assessed – Externally Moderated

·       Unit 3: Training for Personal Fitness – Optional Unit – Internally Assessed – Externally Moderated

·       Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities – Optional Unit – Internally Assessed – Externally Moderated

Succession Paths Post-16

(What can I do with this qualification?)

A-level or BTEC related courses at local colleges or 6th form

Exam Specifications