16-18 Year Olds


The purpose of the BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Sport qualification is to develop the transferable skills, attributes and behaviours needed for learners to progress to further study, and ultimately to employment. The qualifications are designed to be delivered in an applied way, bringing together appropriate content with practical and technical skills. As a Level 1 qualification the pass standard requires learners to complete routine, simple and directed tasks by applying their knowledge and skills. It is expected that learners’ complete tasks fully under supervision, direction or with guidance. At merit and distinction levels, learners may be expected to complete tasks in greater detail or with greater confidence or independence.

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the programme, learners will need to have achieved 2 GCSE’s at grade two or above.

On receipt of your initial application, you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the team to discuss the course and demonstrate your suitability for the programme.


During the programme you will study both mandatory and optional units (5 in total) including:

A1. Being Organised (mandatory)
A2. Developing a Personal Progression Plan (mandatory)
SP7 – Playing Sport (optional)
SP5 – How Exercise Affects the Body (optional)
SP10 – Contributing to Running a Sports Event (optional)


Assessment is designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification and all units are internally assessed – giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios. There is a range of assessment styles suited to skills- and sector-based qualifications at this level. All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance. These qualifications consist of two types of unit. Group A units are the core skills units, they cover content designed to reflect the skills and behaviours needed to progress to further study. Group B units are made up of sector units containing sector-specific content to enable learners to develop sector-specific skills and some knowledge to support progression to the next stage of vocational learning.

In line with the requirements and guidance for internal assessment, a range of appropriate assessment styles will be used according to the learning set out in the unit. This ensures that learners are assessed using a variety of styles to help them develop a broad range of transferable skills. Learners could be given opportunities to:

• Carry out practical tasks
• Present information that they have gathered
• Keep working logbooks, records and reflective journals
• Take part in oral or written presentations
• Take part in role play, interviews and other activities

Awarding body

BTEC Pearson’s


Completion of this programme will enable learners to progress onto a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport.

Additional information

This course includes an excellent blend of theoretical content and practical based sessions. 60% Theory and 40% Practical.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 04/06/2023

End date: 28/06/2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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