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What's Involved

If you are looking to build a career in sport, the BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Sport provides an ideal introduction to the sports sector. It will familiarise you with the potential occupational areas which include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, sports development and the outdoor environment. It is also a stepping stone onto the Level 3 Foundation Diploma. The Scheme is aimed at young players with aspirations to improve their football skills, but who appreciate the importance of continuing their studies . It offers the opportunity to gain a recognised educational qualification whilst receiving football coaching and playing in the Under 19 College League,

This is a one year course covering 8 units. It is predominantly theory-based with some practical sessions on the timetable.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's at Grade 3 (D) or above inc English or maths. Also, living or studying in Havering. In addition to your qualifications, you will need to supply a reference from your previous school, college or employer, as well as undertaking a Skillsbuilder and free writing assessment, following the successful completion of an interview.

Where will it take me?

This course can lead to progression onto the BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport providing good attendance, punctuality, behaviour and work is demonstrated.

Employment opportunities include various jobs in the sport and leisure industry in the following areas:

  • Exercise and fitness;
  • Coaching;
  • Sports development;
  • Outdoor environment.

Course Assessment Method

The course is assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Practical demonstrations;
  • Written assignments;
  • Posters;
  • Leaflets;
  • Presentations.

The following is a list of the units that you will be studying over the course of the year:

  • Fitness or Sport & Exercise (exam);
  • Practical sports performance;
  • The sports performer in action;
  • Leading sports activities;
  • Anatomy & Physiology (exam);
  • Lifestyle and well-being;
  • Running a sports event;
  • The sports and active leisure industry;

Where and When

Sport Level 2 First Certificate BTEC

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
B770C2F-19B Full Time 02/09/2019 £1,221 £0 £1,221 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year, they are estimated at this stage and will be confirmed at enrolment.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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