George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

BTEC National Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level)

The course covers a wide variety of topics that fall within Sport. The course will supply you with the skills and knowledge in order to continue on to further education/university to focus on a selected area or gain employment within the industry. You will be required to complete a wide variety of tasks that will ensure that you are equipped with an array of life skills. You can also opt to take Triple Sport which includes a greater vocational element meaning that after two years of study you have a qualification of 3 A Level equivalent and a further developed CV with plenty of work experience.

Exam board/specification

Pearson Edexcel

Entry requirements

  • BTEC Level 2 Pass
  • English Grade C

Progression routes from this course

A BTEC Sport qualification can lead to a career related to the following sectors in Sport; Health and Fitness, Sports Management, Media and Marketing, Sports Science, Teaching and Coaching and many more.


  • Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness
  • Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Unit 5: Sports Coaching
  • Unit 6: Sports Development
  • Unit 7: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 14: Exercise, Health and Lifestyle


  • Unit 1: Externally assessed (exam)
  • Remaining units include a variety of coursework tasks



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