|Course Title||BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport|
This course will allow you to develop a broader understanding of the sports sector; including exploring sports events and an in-depth look at sports health and fitness topics. In addition, the course introduces you to a number of specialist areas and the opportunity to acquire some of the practical skills identified by employers as the fundamental building blocks for future competence in the work place. You will develop your knowledge and skills to be able to plan and lead a range of practical sports activities, helping you to improve your practical sports performance.
Four or more GCSEs at grades 9-3 (A*-D) including English. Regular participation in sport/training outside of college is essential
One year course starting in September.
You will study twelve units across the year, two units are assessed by external examinations which you will have to complete online and is made up of multiple choice questions. Ten units will be assessed by coursework through a variety of methods and each unit will have a minimum of three assignments.
A variety of assessment methods are used including; written reports, graphs, posters, projects, project plans, time constrained practical assessments, audio visual recordings, a working logbook and presentations. Each individual unit is graded Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D). The overall qualification will have two grades e.g. PP, MP, MM, DM, DD, D*D.
As well as the technical skills that you will learn on the course, other employability skills form part of the Study Programme. These skills include; self-management, team working, business awareness and customer awareness, problem solving, communication, positive attitude to work and the use of IT. English and communication skills are particularly important, you need to be able to listen carefully to identify the needs of customers and respond effectively to questions in an open and friendly manner. Communication is a vital skill when coaching or leading activities and you will be given the opportunity to develop these skills. Carrying out calculations and problem solving is a daily feature of working in the sports sector, you will need to be able to accurately calculate the results of fitness tests, timings of sessions and the cost of staging events/activities.
At Bury College you will benefit from work experience as an essential element of your study programme. You will be supported to secure a five day work experience placement allowing you to gain handson work based industry skills. Sport students have previously secured high quality work experience placements at:
Your Sport Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression to employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. You will have the opportunity to take part in fundraising events, sport and fitness activities, course related study visits and careers events. There will be opportunity to represent college competitively as part of the overall college enrichment.
Participation in practical lessons is an essential part of the course. A sports uniform for these practical sessions will have to be purchased at a cost of approximately £110. You will also be required to commit to six to eight hours of independent study per week. Extra cost may be incurred for compulsory study visits.
Congratulations to Bury College Sports student Jack Chamberlain who picked up three golds and one silver competing for Great Britain at the Cottbus International in Germany.