Why study Sport?
Since the UK hosted events such as the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2015 Rugby World Cup, there has been significant growth in employment areas such as coaching, fitness and event management. Sport now accounts for 2.3% of the UK workforce. Students will develop employability skills, cognitive problem-solving skills, critical thinking, how to work collaboratively, and self-management skills.
Where can this course lead?
Students completing their BTEC Nationals in Sport will be aiming to go on to employment, often via the stepping stone of higher education.
It combines well with a large number of subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in Sports Studies and Business, Sport Psychology, Sport Education and Special and Inclusive Education, Sport and Exercise Science.
What do students think?
- “I have really enjoyed the different units of the course covered over the two years, especially Sport Psychology and Fitness training. Playing a sport helps but just having a passion for sport is enough as there isn’t a practical assessment.”
- “I have really enjoyed the different ways this course is examined, having coursework units has suited my style of learning and has really helped me as my other subjects that are linearly tested have benefited too.”
Who could be teaching me?
Level 3 teachers would be Mr Lucas, Mr Mitchell, and Miss Foster who is the course internal verifier and Mr Mitchell. They are experienced A Level PE and Level 3 Sport teachers.
Miss Foster is a professional referee for FIFA.
- Torin has gone on to study Sports Performance at Bath University and works in elite level sport
- Liam is currently studying Sports Management at Bournemouth University