Sport Performance, Coaching and Fitness

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

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Sport Performance, Coaching and Fitness - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate SF-SPAF2D-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2021-22 (1 years)

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As a student, you will have opportunities to train with our College sports teams, lead sports activities, run a sports event, study different injuries, learn about how the body works, take part in practical sport, plan fitness training programmes, take full advantage of valuable work placements and enhance your skills in English Language and Mathematics.

Five GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language or Mathematics at grade 4. It is essential you have a keen and active role within sport, whether it be coaching, officiating or performing.

On this course at HSDC South Downs, you will study the following units:

  1. Fitness for sport and exercise
  2. Practical sports performance
  3. The mind and sports performance
  4. The sports performer in action
  5. Training for personal fitness
  6. Anatomy and physiology for sports performance
  7. Lifestyle and wellbeing
  8. Leading sports activities
  9. English and Mathematics
  10. Work experience

The course will be taught in the classroom, through practical sessions and with the support of online delivery. Our practical facilities include an excellent gym, 4G astro, sports hall and sports laboratory. Our teaching team has a huge amount of experience as teachers, coaches and performers as well as great contacts within the industry to ensure the course is linked to job opportunities and will help you build a successful career in sport.

A variety of assessment methods will be used including report writing, essays, presentations, group work assignments, practical observations and external exams. The course is challenging and all staff have high expectations of our students, so it is vital that you are able to meet deadlines promptly and enjoy a challenge.

This balanced programme offers opportunities to progress onto the Level 3 courses in Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness, Sports Science and Therapy, Personal Training, Football Performance and Coaching and CM Sports Coaching.

The course has a strong reputation with event organisers, schools and other local activity providers. As such there are a large number of voluntary and work-based placement opportunities, all designed to help you gain valuable insight into the industry and support you to make decisions for your career.

I got into both of the universities I wanted to. It happens so fast and it’s an amazing feeling when you think that all of the work you’ve done has paid off in the best way possible.

Anton Sukhorukov, A Level student

My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.

Lucie Brooks, A Level student

You’re here to learn and you want to learn, and the lecturers make it fun. You don’t have to come to college but you want to come to college.

Natalie Thorpe, A Level student