Professional Sports

The Sport course will provide you with the key skills required to work in the Sports industry, with the opportunity to develop your interests, confidence and skills in the concepts and principles related to the world of sport. This will enable you to understand how organisations in sport operate.

The BTEC Level 2 in Sport has been developed to give a stimulating and engaging introduction into the sport industry. This is achievable through practical participation and performance in a range of sports, exercise, and health-related fitness activities. It allows you to become familiar with the language, skills and processes required to work in the sports and leisure industry.

The course will involve educational visits to relevant sports organisations, museums and exhibitions and you will also receive advice and guidance from visiting professionals. You will also be required to work collaboratively on extra-curricular projects with other groups from the College.

This course gives learners the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the BTEC Level 3 in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences, or on to AS or A level. University degrees include Sport Science, Football Studies and Physiology. Employment in the Sport and Active Leisure sector is varied and includes professional sport, personal training, physiotherapy and sports science.

Units to be completed:

Unit Number

Unit Name


Unit summary

1 (mandatory)

Fitness for Sport and Exercise


In this unit you will know about the components of fitness and the principles of training; explore different fitness training methods and investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.

2 (mandatory)

Practical Performance in Sport


In this unit you will understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports; practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports and be able to review sports performance.

3 (mandatory synoptic)

Applying the Principles of Personal Training


In this unit you will design a personal fitness training programme; know about the musculoskeletal system and cardiorespiratory system and the

effects on the body during fitness training; implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives; review a personal fitness training programme.


The Sports Performer in Action


In this unit you will know about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise and know about the different energy systems used during sports performance.

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