Why choose Sport Level 2?

This course will develop both your practical skills and theoretical knowledge. It introduces students to the employment area of the health and fitness industry and provides a basis for students to progress to more advanced vocational qualifications. The course is ideal for students who do not initially gain qualifications for entry onto Level 3 courses but who wish to focus their learning on an area of particular interest. This course will be studied in combination with other GCSEs or Level 2 courses.

Resources and Facilities

The excellent on-site facilities include a gymnasium, weight training/ conditioning room, two tennis courts, two netball courts, a multi-purpose grass area and dedicated teaching rooms with computers. Attached to the College, Nunnery Wood Sports Centre provides the College with use of a sports hall, multi-fitness room and two glass-backed squash courts. The College also shares extensive playing fields including an all-weather synthetic turf hockey pitch and an international standard eight-lane tartan running track with stands and floodlights.

Course Content

The course runs for one academic year and contains four units that must be completed. The units include:

  • Fitness Testing and Training (exam)
  • Practical Sport
  • Sports Performer in Action
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport (exam)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Sport and Active Leisure
  • Promotion and Sponsorship

Teaching and Learning Styles

As a vocational course the emphasis is on student-based learning. Delivery methods include lessons with active learning, tutorials, research tasks, peer presentations, experiments, testing and practical assessment.


Assessment is mostly internal through assignments, presentations and practical’s. Two units are assessed through external online exams. Students gain a grade for each unit and a final qualification grade is awarded.

Profile student - Zak Hall Annison

Zak Hall-Annison

Sport and Exercise Science - Shenley Academy, Birmingham
I chose Sport and Exercise Science because I’ve always appreciated sport and have loved the atmosphere surrounding it and the emotion it puts you through. I wanted to find out how athletes perform so well at such a high standard, and this course has given me this opportunity as it explores not only the physical anatomy in the make up of a sports person but also the psychology in what it takes to become one of the best in respective sports. I have really enjoyed expanding my knowledge in something I enjoy watching as well as taking part in myself. After College, I would like to attend university to study Sport Science then move onto a masters degree then possibly study for a PhD in Human Physiology which will lead me to my dream job in working with professional athletes in sports labs.

Progression Opportunities

Where all criteria are met, Level 2 students will have the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 course or may choose to enter the leisure industry where in many cases they will have access to further training.

Entry Requirements

Skills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Good time management skills and ability to meet assigned deadlinesTwo separate weeks of work experience. Students must be police checked through DBS: approx. £44.

Qualifications and Enrollment Options

Qualification NameGCSE EquivalenceDurationAwarding Body
BTEC First Extended Certificate4 GCSE's (2 Blocks)1 yearBTEC First

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