Key Stage 4 – BTEC Level 2 in Sport

Sport BTEC

What course will I do?

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport

The BTEC First Certificate in Sport (Level 2) is offered at Abbot Beyne and is equivalent to 1 GCSE Grade 9-4. The course is examined by Edexcel and designed to provide specialist related qualifications.

What will I study?

Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise. This unit is externally assessed and will focus on how sports performers achieve their best sporting performances.

Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport. This unit focuses on developing and improving your own practical sports performance.

Unit 3: Applying the principles of personal training. This unit is all about you, the individual performer, training to improve and enhance personal fitness for one activity/sport you participated in for Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport. 

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities. This unit introduces you to sports leadership, enabling you to start on the ladder of leadership and coaching, through delivering components of sports sessions and whole activity sessions.


You will be assessed both externally and internally in each module with the criteria: L2 Distinction*; L2 Distinction; L2 Merit or L2 Pass.

Coursework Details

The qualification is gained through 25% external exam and 75% coursework using a variety of assessment methods for example; written reports, podcasts, blogs, poster presentations, producing leaflets and information cards as well as demonstrating skills in practical scenarios.

Additional Information

  • Prepares young people for careers in the sports sector.
  • Provides learners with opportunities to link education and the world of work in engaging relevant and practical ways.
  • Motivates learning via applied learning and assessment.
  • BTEC qualifications are recognised by employers and education institutes.
  • Provide learners with a route through education that has clear progression pathways into further study or an apprenticeship.
  • Students considering taking this option must be fully committed to working independently and within groups to develop their sporting skills.
  • Both practical and theory elements are included in the course.