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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?

BTEC Sport is assessed continually throughout the two years of the course, via exams, coursework, controlled assessments and on your leadership and coaching skills in a practical setting. If you are also studying two subjects alongside your single BTEC Award in Sport, this allows you to focus on exams for these subjects at the end of Year 13. 

Our BTEC Sports students progress onto a wide range of university courses and careers. Many go onto careers in Sport, but you are not restricted in your options after College. If you are solely focused on a career in Sport, we recommend you study the Extended Diploma, which is equivalent to three A Levels.

On the BTEC Sport course, we firmly believe in helping students develop into confident adults who are ready to take the next step in their lives and careers. During your coursework-based units, you will develop a range of attributes that will effectively prepare you for university life. This is particularly relevant in the development of essay-writing skills, which for many university courses is the primary form of assessment. We also focus on developing students’ interpersonal skills, presentation skills, leadership skills, coaching and outdoor and adventure/activity skills.

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.

Single Sport has 4 units overall: 

66% external assessment (1 Exam , 1 Controlled assessment) 34% Internal Assessment (2 Coursework)

Triple Sport has 14 units overall:

42% external assessment (1 Exam , 3 Controlled assessment) 58% Internal Assessment ( 11 Coursework)

 
Entry requirements:

Six passes at GCSE including two at grade 6 or above

Course specific entry requirements:

Grade 4 from English and Grade 4 from Science recommended (in addition to the College’s general entry requirements)

Course duration:

2 years

Assessment methods:

Exam, controlled assessments & coursework

Exam board:

Pearson

Course type:

BTEC Advanced

As this is an applied course the mode of study will be a mixture of theory and practice. Therefore, your learning will not always take place in the classroom.

You will be required to gather information, using primary and secondary research. This will enable you to demonstrate your understanding of theoretical models and that you are capable of demonstrating the required industry skills.

I wanted to go to a basketball academy regardless, plus I wanted to study certain A Levels to get on the course I wanted at university, so I found Xaverian had a perfect balance between being able to study basketball but also being able to study the subjects I needed to further my career in Physiotherapy.

Mo Al Khatib, Sport BTEC

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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