Level 1 BTEC Extended Certificate

Sport Level 1


Level 1

Career Sector

Life & Sports Sciences

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Start Date


Course overview

Providing you with an overview of the main concepts within sport, you will gain knowledge of areas such as human anatomy and how it relates to sport, nutrition and sports psychology.

Entry requirements

  • Grade E/2 or above in GCSE English Language and Maths

What will I study?

To be successful on this course you must have a desire to be fit and healthy and have good self-discipline. You will study different aspects of the Sport and Leisure industry including:

  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • Improving your own fitness
  • Job opportunities in sport and active leisure
  • You will also continue to develop your English and Maths skills
  • UK Sports Leaders Level 2 Qualification in Sports Leadership.


Core Modules

Human Anatomy

An overview of the human body and its makeup, covering Bones, Joints and Muscles. You will apply them to sporting examples and movements during practical sessions.

Practical Sport

Participate in a practical sport, learning the skills and techniques applied within that sport. You will assess their strengths and weaknesses within the sport and make suggestions on how they will be able to improve. You will complete this unit for two sports spread throughout the year.

Fitness Testing

Understanding how we can assess fitness in athletes through a variety of methods.


Learn about the elements of what make up a healthy diet and how it can be applied to athletes through the understanding of Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins. Students will compare their own diet over a week to that of an athlete, and make suggestions on how they need to improve this. to work with a partner to improve their physical fitness.

Improving Fitness

Develop your own fitness levels and a programme to support improvements of someone else's fitness.

Mandatory Modules

Self reflection

Career planning

Alongside these you are able to choose from any of our pathways, mixing them up if you wish. The course also includes work experience, PSHE tutorials and one-to-one tutorials.

Why study Sport Level 1 at USP?

  • Trips will include visits to other sporting providers and exhibitions.
  • You will use the college gym and facilities.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with other young people organising sporting tasters and events and try many different physical activities ranging from golf, swimming, boxing, football and the gym.
  • Opportunity to attend a residential placement to develop your independence skills.

What could I do next?

You could progress on to a Level 2 Diploma in Sport or may like to transfer to the Health & Social Care pathway at a higher level. Alternatively, you could begin an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or Supported Internship programme dependent on your individual needs.

Former student Cameron started out on a Level 1 Sport pathway and progressed to our Passport to Progression work based programme. He now works additional days receiving a weekly wage.

Former Level 1 Sport student Russell progressed right through to Level 2 and Level 3. He then went on to university after gaining his English and Maths qualifications alongside his Level 1 study programme.

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