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

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