Sport, Activity and Fitness: BTEC Technical Award
The aims of the course
This qualification, is the same size and level as a GCSE and is aimed at anyone who wants to develop their knowledge of, and skills in, health, fitness, activity and sport. You will learn about the body systems, sports injuries psychology, nutrition and leadership. You will also explore how the development of technology is enhancing sport and activity.
The course structure
Through theoretical lessons, the course aims to develop knowledge of health and fitness. The course is 100% theory and practical ability does not count towards the student’s final grade; however, some aspects of the course may be taught within a practical setting to help the students apply their knowledge to a sporting situation.
How is the course assessed
Components 1 and 3 are assessed by your school through tasks or assignments. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on. The assessment for Component 2 is sent away to be marked.
Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2, and brings your learning together using the knowledge, skills and techniques you have developed to study the planning, leading and reviewing of sport and activity sessions for target groups.
Resources, additional information and websites
Students will select a Physical Education pathway and teachers will guide students onto the appropriate course, either GCSE or BTEC Technical Award. This decision will be based on the progress of the student.
Students will be required to be organised at all times, making sure they have correct kit for all practical lessons and equipment for the theory lessons.
For more information on BTEC Technical Award in Sport Activity and Fitness visit;
Head of Subject Presentation – Kate Delaney