Sport (BTEC)


Introduction to Course

BTEC Sport courses offer you the opportunity to study modern, work-related qualifications, which open the doors to higher education and a successful career. These courses are designed with clear progression routes by building high level skills and developing independent research as well as study skills.

With the single award there is a breadth and depth tailored to suit your needs and interests within Sport. Mandatory units include Anatomy and Physiology which looks at the body and the demands exercise places upon it. Unit 2: Fitness and Training, allowing you to build an understanding of how to improve health and fitness and may be of particular interest to those who enjoy personal training and coaching. Unit 3 delves deep into the career paths available in sport and how this qualification can lead to further education and future lifelong careers, and unit 7 offers a practical element to the course where you can showcase your sporting talents in 2 different sports.

Exam Board/Specification

Pearson BTEC Edexcel

Click here for more information about the course on the Pearson website.

Extended Certificate Modules/Units

Year 12 BTEC Sport Curriculum Map

Year 13 BTEC Sport Curriculum Map

3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit over 2 years:

  • Year 1: Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Year 1: Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance
  • Year 2: Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
  • Year 2: Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sport Industry


  • Year 1: Unit 1 – Written Exam
  • Year 1: Unit 7 – Two assignments and practical assessment
  • Year 2: Unit 2 – Written exam and external task
  • Year 2: Unit 3 – Two assignments

Progression Routes

Studying a BTEC National in Sport allows progression to a wide range of sports-related courses in higher education. It can also open doors to careers in the Sports and Leisure industries, such as Personal training, fitness/leisure centre management, sports coaching, teaching and many more.