This is a vocational course that teaches students the knowledge required to pursue a career in sport. Students will also develop the necessary skills required for a range of sport related pathways from sports coaching to gym management or to studying sport at University and many more possible routes.

You will develop practical skills in your specialist areas and also learn about the other factors that contribute to improving performance. 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 in a safe environment.


Our students achieve Outstanding Results! In 2017 95% of our learners studying on the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma achieved a Distinction- Distinction* grade.
Many of our students progress on to university to study sport related degrees such as teaching; physiotherapy; Sports Coaching; and Sport Science as well as other non-sport related fields.

Where does this course lead?

Supporting over 450,000 jobs in the UK, sport is a £20bn 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 in than ever before. You may choose to continue your studies at university and work at the cutting edge of elite sport, supporting top athletes as sports scientists, sports psychologists, strength and conditioning coaches, sports therapists or coaches. Alternatively, you may opt to pursue a career in teaching or working within the health sector. If continuing your studies at university is not the right pathway for you, you may enter the leisure industry and undertake employment or further training. Your BTEC course will prepare you for whatever your chosen next step is and will provide extensive careers guidance to support you. Opportunities in sport today are exciting and vast.

Course Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE PE or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 PE plus GCSE grade 4 in English Language, Mathematics and Science.

BTEC Sport Course Leaflet

exam board course specification

What Our Students Say

The PE department is brilliant because the staff are extremely supportive and helpful. Carmel is a great college and I find BTEC Sport very interesting as I enjoy learning about how the body works. I would recommend this subject because it can lead to a wide range of degree subjects.

Ben Atkins