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About the Course

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport has been designed primarily for young people aged 14 to 19 who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4, but it is also suitable for other learners who want a vocationally focused introduction to this area of study. It has been developed to:

  • Encourage personal development through practical participation and performance
    in a range of sports and exercise activities
  • Give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through a selection of optional specialist units
  • Encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and team-working skills by having the opportunity to select from optional units available in the qualification structure
  • Provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees
  • Give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised level 1 or level 2 vocationally-specific qualification
  • Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life

The programmes allows learners the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences, or on to GCE AS or A level, and, in due course, to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector.