Key Stage 4 Courses at Stafford Sports
BTEC Sport CERTIFICATE
The BTEC Sport Health Safety and Injury is a vocational course and is equivalent to 1 GCSE of a grade C
or above with an option of doing the double award if time allow.
This vocational course equivalent to 1 GCSE with an option of doing the double award if time allow and
provides an excellent opportunity for your progression to A-level BTEC courses leading to possible
future studies and employment in sports science, sports development, coaching or teaching.
What will the course prepare me for? How is the course examined?
The course will give a basic understanding of a This is a non-examination course which enables
number or organisations that and issues that you you to build up your knowledge and progress
may have to involve if you are ever to undertake through the course and you will be examined
employment in the sports sector. through continual evaluated assignment.
As part of the course you What will I study on the course?
will be able to undertake a You will be required to complete units that have been specifically
range of theoretical and chosen by the department and the following are examples of the types
practical assessments of areas you will be covering:
Unit 2 – Health and Safety – in this unit you will be able to know the different
ranging from how to deal
types of injuries and illness associated with sports participation and be able to deal
with injuries, how to with injuries and illnesses associated with sports participation, understand risks and
complete a risk assessment hazards associated with sports participation and be able to undertake a risk
assessment relevant to sport.
and demonstrating and
Unit 4 – Preparation for Sport – in this unit you will understand the fitness and
explaining skills and rules in lifestyle of an individual sports performer and be able to plan a simple fitness training
sport. It is also hoped to programme for an individual sports performer, be able to understand the nutritional
requirements of effective sports performance and the psychological factors that
experience some trips too
affect sports training and performance.
to established leisure Unit 5 - Planning and Leading Sports Activities - in this unit you will be able to
centres, football stadia or Understand the skills, qualities and responsibilities associated with successful sports
Leadership, plan and lead an activity session, review planning and leadership of sports
adventure centres to be
activities, assist in the planning and leading of a sports event, review planning and
able to establish a practical leadership of sports events.
grasp on the theoretical Unit 6 – Practical Sport – in this unit you will be able to demonstrate a range of
skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports, know the rules, regulations and
concepts of sports.
scoring systems of selected sports, understand the roles and responsibilities of
officials in selected sports and be able to analyse the sports performance of an
individual or team.
What will I get out of the course?
The main advantage of being part of the course will be that you will be able to achieve a pass,
merit, distinction or distinction* which are the equivalent of a 2 GCSE grades of C or above.
Your time on the course will consist of 5 lessons over a 2 week period, (as well as your 2 core
PE lessons), which will predominantly consist of practical activities which could include taking
risk assessments, undergoing fitness testing, demonstrating practical skills, techniques and
tactics in a range of activities or helping to lead primary school festivals. Students will have the
opportunity of visits which will further enhance the experience of the course which will hopefully also
consist of the opportunity of a residential.
Students will also have the opportunity to complete a level one Sport Leader UK Award and then use
their leadership skills in our primary schools.