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Oct 26 - 30 2020

October Half-Term Holiday

Dec 18 2020 - Jan 04 2021

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Feb 15 - 19 2021

February Half -Term Holiday

Mar 17 2021


Mar 26 2021 - Apr 09 2021

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May 03 2021


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This BTEC First Award in Sport enables progression to further study and prepares learners to enter the workplace.

There is a clear progression to a Level 3 course or an apprenticeship.

It is a vocational qualification which allows students to develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work related context.

It allows students to develop skills working as a team, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and completing administrative tasks.

The course is designed to give students a basic knowledge and understanding of the sport and leisure industry. Students will specialise in sports performance, exercise and fitness.


Students will complete 4 units over the 2 years

Students will complete 4 units over the 2 years

Unit 1

Fitness for Sport and Exercise

25% external online exam

Unit 2

Practical Performance in Sport

Internal assessment of portfolio

Unit 3

Applying the principles of Personal Training

Synoptic assessment and internally assessed

Unit 4

Leading Sports Activities

Internal assessment of portfolio

Internal assessments will be a combination of written, practical and verbal presentations and students will need to have good research and ICT skills to present their work efficiently and neatly.

Who is this course for

Students who are enthusiastic about sport and want to improve their fitness level and understand how exercise affects the body.

Students who can work well with others and have an interest in sport and participate on a regular basis.

Students who enjoy a course which is continually assessed with a 25% focus on an external examination and internally moderated by college staff.

Career Opportunities

Careers Education, information advice and guidance

This course is useful for those students who wish to pursue a Level 3 course in Sport at either SERC or Belfast Met post-16.This subject lends itself to careers across a range of industries, such as working in a leisure centre, coaching, sports business management and personal fitness training.