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Curricum overview

Designed for learners wishing to gain an introduction to a chosen vocation area. The Award offers the opportunity for learners to study a sector unit and plan for their next steps by completing the mandatory unit: Developing a Personal Progression Plan.


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.

Links to Future Study & Careers

A level or other level 3 vocational Physical Education qualifications build on your experience from GCSE to enhance knowledge and increase your understanding of the factors that affect performance and participation in physical education. The qualification looks to equip you with skills and knowledge required for higher education or the world of work.

Physical education lends itself to a range of careers in sports and fitness as well as other industries that you may not have considered before. For example, did you know that many nutritionists, physical therapists and chiropractors have a degree in PE? Some careers that you could consider doing with PE include Sports science, PE teacher, Physiotherapist, Sports Medic, Professional sportsperson, Referee/Umpire, Sports Manager, Sports coach/consultant, Sports Administrator, Sports policy at local and national level, Diet and fitness instructor, Personal trainer and Choreographer.

Curriculum map

Please click here for the BTEC Sport curriculum map