What is a BTEC Tech Award in Sport?

This award is equivalent to one GCSE. It is suitable for everyone; it aims to provide an understanding of the types and different providers of sport and physical activity. It looks at the different participants, their needs and how participation in sport and physical activity can be increased. Traditional aspects of PE courses, such as anatomy and physiology, are covered whilst also giving learners the opportunity to plan and deliver sports drills and sessions.

Course Details

Qualification Exam Board Specification
BTEC Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Sport Pearson (Edexcel)

Department Leader

Mr D. Richards
Department Leader for PE, Dance and Football

Course Overview

The video below explains the different topics you will study on BTEC Sport:


The course is graded throughout the two years of study, leading to a Level 1 (Pass, Merit or Distinction) or Level 2 (Pass, Merit or Distinction) being awarded. Learners will need to show commitment to the subject, and be well prepared, to successfully complete the award. This will include having the appropriate kit and equipment for practical lessons and a willingness to work hard in theory lessons.

To complete the award, learners will study three units in total. Teaching approaches will vary, including teacher led tasks, independent learning, practical assignments and group discussions. Coursework will be graded through teacher assessments and an externally assessed written exam.

All components of this course are compulsory, these include:

  • Component 1 Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Component 2 Taking Part and Improving Other Participants’ Sporting Performance
  • Component 3 Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants’ Performance in Sport and Physical Activity

Additional support will be given in after school sessions, to help complete teacher assessments and prepare you for the written exam, if needed.

Careers in Sport

This qualification will be useful for anyone, no matter what job or career they are thinking about. The course provides a greater understanding of the sports industry and how to live a healthy lifestyle. This course can also be used as a stepping stone into further education, whether you want to study A Levels or higher level technical qualifications. In terms of employment, you may progress into careers in Teaching, Sports Coaching, Fitness Instruction, Sports Nutrition etc., whilst also developing leadership and evaluation skills that are required/useful in many occupations.

Got A Question?

If you have a question about BTEC Sport you can use the form below to contact the Department Leader for PE, Dance and Football.


    Updated: 07/02/2024