BTEC TECH Award Sport, Activity and Fitness
BTEC TECH Award Sport, Activity and Fitness – Website
Miss Hutchings – Sport, Activity and Fitness Lead Internal Verifier and BTEC Coordinator
BTEC Tech Awards have been specifically designed for 14-16 year olds and are assessed using assignments and practical tasks to suit students who learn through a vocational context. BTEC qualifications are equivalent to GCSE’s and can be counted in the ‘open’ group for Progress 8. The grading criteria follows a Pass, Merit, Distinction format and assessment is conducted at level 1 and level 2 to recognise the achievements of all students.
These qualifications allow students to take responsibility for their own learning and develop skills which are essential for the workplace, such as teamwork, research skills and independent study. They enable students to apply the knowledge they have learned to real life contexts, making the transition from school to the workplace smoother. BTEC Tech Awards give students the opportunity to progress into further study including A Levels, BTEC National Diplomas, Apprenticeships, University and the workplace.
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness is for learners who want to acquire theoretical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by exploring areas such as the body systems, psychology, nutrition, technology and leadership. The qualification recognises the value of developing skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden learners’ experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them. The main focus of Sport, Activity and Fitness is the theoretical knowledge and understanding of skills in health, fitness, activity and sport.
What does the qualification cover?
The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.
- knowledge of the body systems, common sports injuries and technological advances that impact on sport and activity
- key skills that support their theoretical understanding of the training, nutrition and psychological factors that influence and impact on engagement in sport and activity
- an understanding of the underpinning principles of leadership and the physical and psychological benefits for session participants. Learners will investigate methods of planning, delivering and reviewing sessions for a range of target groups.
Component 1: Understand the Body and Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity
Aim: Explore body systems, common sports injuries and technological advances in the sector.
Internally assessed unit based on 3 assignments. Completed in year 10.
30% of final mark
Component 2: The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity
Aim: Explore how training, nutrition and psychological factors contribute to engagement in sport and activity
Externally assessed written exam taken in February of year 11, retakes in May of year 11
40% of final mark
Component 3: Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity
Aim: To understand the attributes of a successful sports leader and plan and lead an engaging activity session.
Internally assessed unit based on 3 assignments involving practical assessment and interview. Completed in year 11.
30% of final mark
Extra Curricular Activities
There are regular drop-in after school sessions with subject leaders to help students with assignment writing and exam preparation throughout the two years of the courses.
On these links you can find downloadable copies of the specifications for each course and overview information
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