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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport
An exciting course to prepare learners for a career in Sport or progression to Level 3 programmes.
Duration: One year.
Venues: Lincoln, Newark
Course Code: F02911
Course Code: F02911
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport is a full-time vocational qualification that is equivalent at Merit level to 4 GCSEs at grade C. The programme is designed to enable students to gain both academic and practical experience / knowledge and to become competent in areas that are directly related to the workplace
Learning is designed to be experimental so that concepts are developed and applied in a practical sport context. Students will extend their skills in a range of team and individual sport activities.
Who is the course for?
- Students who wish to progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Performance, Coaching and Fitness after one year.
- For those with a strong interest in sport and the physical ability to develop a range of sport activities.
This course covers the following:
- Fitness Testing and Training
- Practical Sport
- Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
- Planning and Running a Sports Event
- Development or Personal Fitness
- Effects of Exercise on the Body Systems
- Planning and Leading Sports Activities
Minimum 3 GCSEs at grade D or above, including two from GCSE Science, PE, English and Mathematics, or a Merit on BTEC Level 1 Diploma.
Evidence of sustained interest and motivation in sport.
Ability to cope with a programme of physical activity.
Satisfactory reference regarding attendance, attitude to study and potential for development.
Progress & Assessment
The majority of assessment takes place through coursework, which builds up into a portfolio of evidence. Students are set assignments which involve completing a series of tasks within a specific deadline. This style of assessment is a real strength of the course as it allows students the opportunity to use the specialist library and IT resources alongside tutor support, in order to ensure that the work they submit is reflective of their knowledge and understanding without the time pressure of exams.
Grades are awarded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.
As well as written assignments, students can be assessed through group work, laboratory reports, phase tests, presentations and practical tests.
Personal Tutor Support
All students are designated a Personal Tutor who has the responsibility of supporting learning and working, monitoring progress through weekly group or individual tutorials. The Personal Tutor will set achievement goals with students and feedback regularly to the individual on progress towards meeting these whilst also providing information to their parents / guardians via reports and consultation evenings.
Where can this course lead me?
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport is intended as a stepping stone onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Performance, Coaching and Fitness. This progression will inevitably depend on your performance, with a minimum of a Merit profile being required for progression. There are also opportunities to progress into employment in areas such as public and private leisure / health facilities, sports coaching, sports development, the uniformed services and administrative careers. Your personal tutor and careers advisors are available to help you make the right choice when it is time to plan the next step.
Fees for the 2013/14 academic year are currently under review. Figures given below are indicative only and subject to change. Fees will be posted here as soon as they become available.
If you are a home student aged 16 -18 years old there will be NO fees to pay. Once you have started an individual qualification you will not normally be liable for fees should you turn 19 before the end.
Adult students may have to pay some or all of their course fees.
Contact Student Services for more information about help available with fees.
Lincoln - David Knowles and Newark - Stuart Dethick
School of Sport, Care and the Arts
For further details please contact the Information Office on 01522 876274