SPORT – new for 2022


BTEC Extended Certificate


The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. Employers and professional bodies have also been involved and consulted to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for students who may choose to enter employment directly in the sport sector. You will study three mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

You will also study one Optional Unit: Practical Sports Performance.




You will require practical kit to undertake the practical sports performance unit.  You will also be required to record your performance which will be done mostly in school; however you may be required sometimes to record footage outside of school.


To be a successful student in BTEC Sport you will be continually developing your practical performance in your chosen sport outside of school through specific training sessions and practical performance.  You will also work on the second sport required for the practical performance unit which requires hard work, resilience, and motivation to improve. In the classroom, you will be able to link theoretical content to practical examples and elite sport and apply your knowledge within a sporting context.


You will complete 4 units as outlined above.

  • 2 units are externally assessed and will be undertaken in exam conditions.
  • 2 units are coursework-based units and will be internally assessed by your teachers.

66.6% of your overall grade will come from the externally assessed units; 33.3% of the overall grade will come from internally assessed units.


BTEC Sport is a subject that will provide fantastic opportunities for entry into higher education.  It develops a pathway into ‘traditional’ careers which involve sport, including Teaching, Physiotherapy, Coaching & Fitness Training, Psychology, Sports Science, Police, Armed Forces, and Sports Instructors.


This course is new for 2022.