Formally known as the BTEC First Diploma, the Level 2 Diploma came into being in 2010. Running over one year the Level 2 Diploma will give completing students the equivalent of five GCSEs.
BTEC offers variations of the BTEC Level 2 Diploma, a typical course would be the Exercise and Fitness pathway. This pathway is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the fitness industry, progress to industry-recognised qualifications in this area, or progress onto an Extended Diploma course.
To gain this qualification you must…
- You must complete seven units over the year to be awarded the Level 2 Diploma, this is equal to 60 credits.
- From these 60 credits, you must complete two ‘Mandatory’ units totalling 15 credits.
- Additional to this, you must complete ‘Optional’ units totalling 45 credits.
Unit 1: Fitness Testing and Training
Unit 2: Practical Sport
Unit 3: Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
Unit 5: Injury in Sport
Unit 6: Sports Development
Unit 7: Planning and Leading Sports Activities
Unit 8: Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport
Unit 9: Psychology for Sports Performance
Unit 10: Nutrition for Sports Performance
Unit 11: Development of Personal Fitness
Unit 12: Lifestyle and the Sports Performer
Unit 13: Work Experience in the Sports Industry
Unit 14: Exercise and Fitness Instruction
Unit 15: Sport and Leisure Facility Operations
Unit 16: Leading Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 17: Expedition Experience
Unit 18: Effects of Exercise on the Body Systems
Unit 19: Business Skills in Sport
Unit 20: Planning and Running a Sports Event
Once you have had your Assignment graded, your total Unit grade is calculated.
Pass (5 points)
Merit (6 points)
Distinction (7 points)
Take the individual Unit grade (5, 6 or 7) and times it by the Unit credit value (5 or 10) add together all the total scores to calculate your total BTEC score…
A typical week on a BTEC Level 2 Diploma course would consist of up to 4 days in college/school, usually having 15 hours of contact time over 34 weeks, totaling 510 guided learning hours.
If students are unable to commit to a full time Diploma, they can take smaller versions of the 60 Credit qualification, known as; Certificate (15 Credits), or the Extended Certificate (30 Credits).