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 2019, 100% of students completing the Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) in Sport achieved D*D* grades and all students completing the Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level equivalent) achieved Distinction- Distinction* 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
Grade 4 in GCSE PE or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 PE plus GCSE grade 4 in English Language, Mathematics and Science.
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme
Carmel College is one of only two TASS Dual Career accredited Colleges in the North West. TASS accreditation is acknowledgement of how we support our talented athletes to succeed in their sport, whilst excelling in their studies. Read more.