BTEC Sport is a vocational course that teaches students the knowledge required to pursue a career in sport. Students will also develop the skills for a range of sport-related pathways from sports coaching to gym management. Students can choose to study sport at university and many more possible routes.

You will develop practical skills in your specialist areas. In addition, you will learn about the other factors that contribute to improving performance. BTEC Sport lessons are enjoyable and productive and delivered by experienced staff in a supportive and nurturing environment. Practical lessons are delivered to teach theoretical concepts and practical skills.


Our students achieve outstanding results. In 2022, 100% of students completing the Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) in Sport achieved Dist*-Dist grades and all students completing the Extended Diploma (1 A Level equivalent) achieved Distinction*-Merit grades. This is an amazing achievement for all students and staff involved. Our Everton Scholars studying the BTEC Diploma in Sport achieved fantastic results. They have been hugely successful both on the field and in the classroom.

Many of our students progress to university to study sport related degrees such as Physical Education; Physiotherapy; Sports Coaching; and Sport Science, as well as other non-sport related fields.

Where does this BTEC Sport course lead?

Supporting over 600,000 jobs in the UK, sport is a £28bn industry and this fast-growing sector now ranks among the top 15 mainstream activities in the economy. The huge amounts of money in UK sport means that there are more jobs to pursue than ever before.

Students can go on to work at the cutting edge of elite sport, supporting top athletes as sports scientists, sports psychologists, strength and conditioning coaches, sports therapists, coaches and in many other roles. On the other hand, students may opt to pursue a career in teaching, community coaching or working within the health and leisure sectors. Opportunities in sport today are exciting and vast. Your BTEC Sport course will prepare you for whatever your chosen next step is and will provide extensive careers guidance to support you.

Course Entry Requirements

BTEC Sport Course Leaflet

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Exam board course specification

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BTEC Sport

What our students say about studying BTEC Sport (Dual Award)

What our students say about studying BTEC Sport (Single Award)

Alumni Student Profiles

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Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Carmel College is proud to be a Dual Career Accredited provider of the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). TASS accreditation is acknowledgement of how we support our talented athletes to succeed in their sport, whilst excelling in their studies. Read more.

What Our Students Say

I chose to attend Carmel to access all the support available to students, plus there are many additional enrichment activities such as talks, visits and work experience available too.

I have really enjoyed studying the Diploma in BTEC Sport because the lessons are engaging, the course content is really interesting and the teachers are knowledgeable, supportive and highly organised. I have studied Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Psychology, Fitness Testing, Assessing risk in Sport, Practical Team Sports and many more. I have particularly enjoyed Sports Coaching and the Work Experience units. One of the standout experiences for me was delivering coaching sessions to local primary school children.

Outside of lessons, I have taken part in a number of stretch and challenge workshops to extend my knowledge further. Talks delivered by employees working in the sports industry have included Sports Nutrition, Hydration in Sport, Sports Therapy and Sports Coaching. These have not only helped to highlight different career options available to me in the future, but have also helped with my subject knowledge.

I have also been on a number of trips, including visits to Liverpool Hope University where I carried out physiological tests using specialist technology. These visits gave me the opportunity to learn more about sports related degree courses and to gain experience of using specialist equipment. I would recommend this course to students who are passionate about pursuing a career in sport.

Tom Johnston