West Thames College London

Sport - BTEC Level 2 Diploma

This is a practical work-related course combined with projects and assignments. You will learn about anatomy and physiology, practical sport and development of personal fitness. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. Additional units may include health and fitness and IT for sport. The course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*-C and provides a good basis for further qualifications.

If you are doing an Apprenticeship in Sport, this qualification will form the Technical Certificate component of the framework.

Key course features


BTEC Level 2 Diploma

Level: Level 2

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 06 September 2017

Who is this course for?

School leavers who want a career in the sport industry, such as in sports coaching, personal training, lifeguarding, physiology or sports psychology.

About the course

You will study:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness for sport
  • Psychology for sport
  • Practical sport.

You will also study functional skills in English and maths. You will be expected to wear a college sport kit.

Additional opportunities

You may have opportunities to gain qualifications in first aid, lifeguarding, and coaching.

How will I be assessed?

Two units are externally assessed via a multi-choice exam. Other units will be assessed by a series of assignments, with both practical and theory elements. Each assignment is graded pass, merit or distinction and the grades will contribute towards your overall result. Functional skills will be assessed via an external exam.

Where next?

When you complete the course you could look at work in the sport and leisure industry, such as a gym assistant or sports coach. If your grades are at a suitable level you can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

Entry requirements

At least 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above, or successful completion of the Foundation Level Diploma with functional skills in English and maths. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.

This course is free for students under 19 years, however you will pay £85 for a sports kit, textbook and local visits. Assistance may be available to help with these costs.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


  1. Shannon Jones

    Level 3 Sport & Leisure

    Shannon Jones

    “The atmosphere is really nice and friendly and everybody gets along. The teachers are very dedicated and they want the best for us, so they do everything they can to help. After this course, I plan to study physiotherapy at university, and my teachers have been very helpful and they’ve supported me by answering any questions I had.”


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