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SPORT

BTEC

On this course we’ll help you get fit for a fantastic future.

Fanatical about football? Crave climbing? Crazy about kayaking? Vibe for volleyball? Gloomy without the gym?

The sports and leisure industry has bounced back since the pandemic. Personal trainers are now more in demand than ever. And there’s nothing greater than the great outdoors to restore spirits and ready us for whatever challenges come our way.

This BTEC Sport qualification will give you everything required to be a smash hit in health and fitness.

Already know what you want to do as a career? Here are some jobs you might already be considering:

  • Sports coach
  • Sports psychologist
  • Events organiser
  • Gym instructor
  • Referee
  • Outdoor activities instructor
  • PE teacher

On this BTEC Sport course you’ll first learn the basics about anatomy. You’ll find out what it takes to be a rockstar fitness trainer, and then test yourself as a football manager.

In your first year we’ll also take a long look at career development.

While we learn, we’ll also bring those lessons to life with challenges and projects giving you real-world experience.

If you’re not thrilled by the idea of spending your college life in classrooms, BTECs may be perfect for you. They sit between A-levels and apprenticeships in giving you the lowdown on your subject and then developing teamwork, presenting and problem-solving in practical scenarios.

Students on the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport two-year course will also enjoy a week’s work experience to support career ambitions.

If you’ve always wanted to teach windsurfing, or coach football teams, or motivate people to lose weight and feel great in the gym, we’ll help you find a placement to make that dream a reality.

You’ll spend a lot of your time in the Fitness Suite in Xaverian College’s Birtles building. But you might also help out with coaching local sports teams.

Whatever you need to get ready for the world of work – that’s what you’ll get from your BTEC Sport course.

Why BTEC?

A-levels are assessed mainly through exams at the end of your second year at Xaverian. BTECs are assessed throughout your course through coursework and projects, and externally marked tests.

Consider a BTEC qualification if you prefer to show your progress through regular practical work rather than exams.

If you’re considering higher education…

  • Remember BTECs focus on a specific area. If you’re considering the National Diploma, be sure this subject is the focus of your degree ambitions
  • BTECs are very hands-on. While we cover plenty of theory on this course, you’ll need to spend time independently levelling up on advanced study and research skills, such as essay writing, that don’t form part of the BTEC syllabus – so you’re ready for a very different way of learning at university

LESSON TIME!

Fitness training is an important part of this BTEC Sport course.

Today you’re a personal trainer and assessing a fictional client profile to make five recommendations for lifestyle improvement on a six-week coaching plan.

We diagnose based on scientific research and recommendations from healthcare organisations such as the NHS.

You’ll learn on this course why things like sleep, diet, reducing alcohol consumption, quitting smoking and increasing exercise lessen the likelihood of contracting serious medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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What’s next?

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If you’re looking to get into the health and fitness industry, this is the course for you.

You might choose to train as a teacher, or work in sport rehabilitation, sport management, sport coaching, or Leisure and Facility Management.

If you want to get straight into the world of work after completing your BTEC Sport qualification, you can expect to be successful in being recruited to a supervisory role.

As a Sports degree student you’ll be expected to have a good knowledge of science and anatomy – so make sure to choose science-based modules as part of your BTEC course. 

If you want to study a different subject in higher education, choose a National Diploma or National Extended Certificate and other courses.

Remember that degree-level study is much different to how you learn on a BTEC course. You might want to spend some extra time on advanced study skills like essay writing – which will play a big part in your university life.

Just be you, when starting it can be a bit overwhelming but I’m confident that Xaverian is one of the best colleges for expressing yourself and showing yourself in any way you would like and so my tip would be to take advantage of this.

Kerris Heneghan, applying to study Law with Hispanic Law at the University of Sheffield.

Manchester Giants Academy

Basketball fanatic? Hoping to play professionally?

If you’re already playing basketball at a high level, apply to combine Xaverian study and training with League One title hopefuls, Manchester Giants.

Our Manchester Giants Academy gives you time both on campus and court. So you’ll leave Xaverian with both qualifications and the chance to shoot hoops on the pro-basketball circuit.

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