On this Level 2 examinable, written and practical course, you will gain an excellent introduction to the sport and active leisure industry.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Adventure
  • Qualification BTEC First Extended Certificate
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Victoria House
  • Course Length 1 year

On this examinable, written and practical course, you will gain an excellent introduction to the sport and active leisure industry.

You will:

  • Study subjects such as anatomy and physiology for sport and profiling sports performance
  • Learn how to plan, lead and evaluate sports activities
  • Engage in a range of sports to develop your own skills
  • Understand how lifestyle affects performance
  • Undertake fitness training and testing

Assessment is by external examinations, assignments and observation.

Some students who follow the Level 2 programme, may also be part of our Sports Academy. Sports Academy activities are carried out in addition to the Level 2 programme.
Cost: Dependent on sport – please visit our Sports Academy webpage.

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate is a one year, full time course and is awarded by Edexcel.

What can the course lead on to?
After completing the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate you may move on to employment within the Sport and Leisure Industry or continue your studies at Exeter College by progressing to a Level 3 course.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: Grade 3 in English Language. You will need three GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent and two at grade 2 or above. If you don’t have a grade 4 in English and Maths, you will be required to study for this alongside your course.

Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: You will also need the personal qualities for working in the sports industry and enthusiasm for sport.


You will have access to the college sports hall, our brand new state-of-the-art fitness centre, the Exwick Sports Hub as well as the excellent sporting facilities based at the University of Exeter. There are cafes, learning centres and social areas in Victoria House, the Hele Building and at the Centre for Creative Industries.

Additional Costs

Practical sports kit – £60.

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