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BTEC Sport

BTEC Sport, Level 1/2 Award in Sport



Our BTEC Level 1/2 First Awards in Sport is designed as an introductory course for learners who want to study in the context of a vocational sector. The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in our subject will aid progression to further study and ultimately prepare learners to enter the workplace. The course is aimed at KS4 learners and when taken as part of a balanced curriculum there is a clear progression route to a Level 3 course or apprenticeship.


As a vocationally related qualification, learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. The qualifications are popular and effective because they enable learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: team working, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. BTEC Firsts motivate learners, and open doors to progression to further study and responsibility in the workplace.



We offer a high-quality vocational and applied curriculum that is broad and engaging for all learners. BTEC Level 1/2 First Awards in Sport offer a balanced curriculum overall, so that learners in the 14–16 age group have the opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of future development. Learners are given opportunities to link education and the world of work in engaging, relevant and practical ways. Students are supported in the development of transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem solving, independent study and personal, learning and thinking skills. We give our learners a route through education that has clear progression pathways to further study or an Apprenticeship.



The BTEC Level 1/2 First Awards in Sport have a core of underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding, and a range of options to reflect the breadth of pathways available in the sector. This gives our learners the opportunity to:

  • gain a broad understanding and knowledge of a vocational sector.
  • investigate areas of specific interest.
  • develop essential skills and attributes prized by employers, further education colleges and higher education institutions.

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The Limes College, Robin Hood Lane,
Sutton SM1 2SD


The Limes College is part of Alternative Learning Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number 11788031 Registered office: Sutton West Centre, Robin Hood Lane, Sutton SM1 2SD