BTEC First Diploma in Sport (Exercise and Fitness)

In Southampton

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    BTEC

  • Location

    Southampton

Description

This is a one-year full-time course particularly of interest to those students who have completed an entry level or foundation course or who have completed a GCSE programme and have an interest in the sport and exercise industry.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Southampton (Hampshire)
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Hill Lane, SO15 5RL

Starts

On request

To take into account

You will need: A genuine interest in sport and exercise. Four GCSEs including Maths and English Language at grade D or a GNVQ Foundation at Merit and a willingness to learn and progress, because: you will be required to use your initiative and be organised in your work habits in order to meet assignment deadlines.

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Course programme

BTEC First Diploma in Sport (Exercise and Fitness)
This is a one-year full-time course particularly of interest to those students who have completed an entry level or foundation course or who have completed a GCSE programme and have an interest in the sport and exercise industry.

What does the course consist of?
There are 6 units which everyone must study.
Unit 1: Health, Safety and Injury in Sport

  • Main risk factors for injury and methods of prevention
  • Common sporting injuries and basic treatment
  • Risk assessment
Unit 2: Preparation for Sport
  • Fitness levels and lifestyle
  • Planning a training programme
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Psychological factors - motivation, arousal, personality and concentration
Unit 3: The Body in Sport
  • Structure and function of skeletal system
  • Muscle and movement
  • Structure and function of cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Short term effects of exercise
Unit 4: Planning and Leading Sports Activities
  • Skills and qualities of leadership
  • Planning activity sessions
  • Delivery and evaluating sessions
Unit 5: Practical Sport
  • Skills, techniques and tactics
  • Rules, regulations and scoring systems
  • Roles and responsibilities of officials
  • Evaluation of other performers
Unit 6: Work-based Project in Sport

You will spend two weeks in a sports based placement.
What else do I need to know?
You will be introduced to each new topic and then be required to carry out your own research in order to complete a set assignment. Some assignments will require a written report, some a presentation or display. You will be expected to take part in role-plays and simulations. Sometimes you will be working on your own, and at others in a group or team. Your assessment will be based on your portfolio of work which will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction for each of the units you have studied.
Some of your time will be based in a room with computing facilities. All books for reference will be provided, and in addition you will be encouraged to use the college information resource EBSCO.
This is a full time course, but you will be encouraged to resit a GCSE in English or Mathematics where appropriate.
This course is a suitable preparation for progressing to an advanced course providing you achieve at least merit grades. It would also provide a foundation for entering the sport and exercise industry at a later stage.

BTEC First Diploma in Sport (Exercise and Fitness)

Price on request