Sport (BTEC Level 2)

Reasons to study this course

The Level 2 Certificate in Sport is a vocational stepping stone into the sports industry. The course is equivalent to 2 GCSE’s and gives you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques essential for success in the sports industry. On completion many students progress on to a level 3 Btec or an A level programme, apprenticeships or employment.

What you will need to study this course

  • to be actively participating in sport
  • to be hard working
  • to be capable of independent study
  • to be enthusiastic about participating and leading in a range of sporting activities
  • the ability to manage time and meet deadlines

What you will study

You will study a mixture of internal and external units. The externally-assessed units cover fitness for sport and exercise and anatomy and physiology for sports performance. Internally-assessed optional units will include; Practical Sport, leading sports activities, training for personal fitness, lifestyle and well-being, injury and the sports performer and profiling sport performance.

How you will be assessed

External assessments on a computer

Internal coursework

Practical observations and testing



Priestley Extra

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to undertake a variety of specialised study visits, interact with guest speakers, residential experiences and a range of practical activities, to complement your programme of study. We also encourage students to gain work-based and volunteering experience in the local community. We provide a number of opportunities to do so with Warrington School Sports Partnership.


On completion of the course at merit grade you have the opportunity to apply for Level 3 progression within Priestley choosing from a selection of AS and BTEC courses. There will also be the opportunity to gain information on apprenticeships as well as employment opportunities

What the students say

For more information about the Foundation Programme take some time to read through this booklet. It outlines the different options available, the key stills you will develop and what a Foundation Programme can lead onto.

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