In the BTEC National units there are opportunities during the teaching and learning phase to give learners practice in developing employability skills. Where employability skills are referred to in this specification, we are generally referring to skills in the following three main categories:
- cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology
- intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation
- interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.
There are also specific requirements in some units for assessment of these skills where relevant. For example, where learners are required to undertake real or simulated activities.
The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. Employers and professional bodies have also been involved and consulted to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners who may choose to enter employment directly in the sport sector.
The subject is studied alongside other BTEC or A Level subjects.
Exam Board: Edexcel
Students will study three mandatory units:
· Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
· Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
· Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.
Students will also choose one optional unit from a range which has been designed to support choices in progression to sport courses in higher education, and to link with relevant occupational areas
Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external, internal and synoptic.
5 9-5 grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics (at minimum grade 4).