First Diploma in Sport

Level:   BTEC Level 2

Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Location: Bryn Celynnog

Compulsory Units


The Body in Sport: – Students will study the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory systems and how they are used to produce movement and respond to training.


Health Safety and Injury: – students will study risk factors in sport, minimising and preventing injuries, rules and regulations, types of common injuries, alternative treatments and risk assessment


Preparation for Sport: – students will study fitness and lifestyle, training programmes, training methods, nutrition for sport and psychological factors which affect performance.

Specialised Units


Sports Leadership Skills – accreditation of the Sports Leaders Award.


Practical Sport – 1 game and 1 individual activity.


Work Based Project – within the realms of the Sport and Leisure industry.

 Requirements for entry to the course.

All students would normally be expected to have completed a GCSE in Physical Education and achieved at least a “D” grade if they want to pursue this subject at First Diploma Level 2. However, the specifications have been designed to provide progression by building on knowledge, understanding and skills set out in the National Curriculum Key Stage 4 and so GCSE in Physical Education would not be essential. It will be essential that each student is actively involved in structured, organised and competitive sporting activity.

What are the benefits of studying BTEC Level 2 First Diploma?

  • The BTEC First Diploma in Sport is an ideal step to higher qualifications in the sport and leisure sector.
  • Students can go on to study BTEC National Diploma or related further education courses
  • The BTEC First Diploma in Sport can lead to careers in Sports Science, Leisure Management, and Sports Coaching.

Staff to consult for further information

Mr. M. Sallam, Mr. J. Stock

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