BTEC Sport covers a range of topics from anatomy and physiology to fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing. BTEC is more vocational in approach, and is ideal for students more adept to continuous assessment (coursework).
What will I study?
BTEC Sport covers an incredibly diverse and interesting range of topics. By the end of the two years you will have studied the anatomy and physiology of movement where you will learn about the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, various training methods and fitness testing. You will also look at individual practical sports performance and professional development in the sporting industry.
The department runs an extensive co-curricular programme enabling students to widen their interests and get involved in many sports. Among the activities on offer are football, rugby, mixed hockey, netball, basketball, rowing and swimming. For those who enjoy the outdoors we run an excellent Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme.
Recently, the department enjoyed a trip to New York for students to experience commercialization in sport as well as visiting American Universities and watching a professional ice hockey match.
The College also welcomes talks by guests speakers from across the industry. There are also opportunities for students to volunteer at local primary schools coaching sport.
Where might it lead?
BTEC Sport can be used to gain UCAS points for any degree courses but many of the students who study the subject follow a sports related career path. This has included physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports related journalism, footwear design, PE teaching, Sports Science, working with elite athletes, sports marketing, sports technology, leisure management, sports coaching and sports related law.