This specialist qualification focuses on developing students knowledge of the different areas of employment within the vocational world of sport. The course brings together both practical and theoretical units where students gain outstanding classroom teaching throughout the course. This is achieved through a variety of vocational tasks that encourages the development of appropriate vocational behaviours and transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are valued in both higher education and the workplace.
All modules are assessed through a variety of methods including presentations, interviews, group work and written assignments, externally assessed exams and synoptic assessments. During the course all students will be given the opportunity to coach and co-ordinate extra-curricular sports activities.
All new NQF BTEC qualifications are a mixture of internal and external assessment, including exams. In year one there will be one exam and one controlled assessment and in year two there is one controlled assessment.
The internally assessed units will be assessed across a range of assessment methods including leading coaching sessions, administering treatments, presentations, reports and video submission. The methods selected are designed to develop the range of skills needed for students to progress onto university.
5 GCSE grades 5 or above including maths and English. Sheffield South East VI Form may consider students with GCSE grade 4s on an individual case by case.