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Performance and Excellence, Certificate Level 2

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2022

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2022, Full Time


At Easton College, the Level 2 Sport Performance , Excellence programme aims to progress and promote students to make advances in their English and Maths, as well as the vocation of Sport. This is aimed at capturing the essential skills of managing self; managing relationships with others; and managing own learning, performance and work. It is these skills that will enable young people to enter work and adult life confident and capable.

The Performance , Excellence pathway provides a platform to develop knowledge, skills, and experiences within the sport sector, supporting progression into a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic course or into an apprenticeship. As a student of the Performance and Excellence programme, you will begin to adopt the College’s Ways of Working and actively participate in opportunities to develop skills in English and mathematics, embedded in your units of study. Staff will give learners the opportunity to practise these essential skills in naturally occurring and meaningful contexts, appropriate to the sport sector.

Course Length: 1 academic year
Days of the week: 4 days inclusive of English , Maths. Academy Fixtures are outside of these four timetabled days.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of four GCSE's at Grade 3 including English and Maths.
Or a Level 1 qualification plus two Level 1 Functional Skills or equivalent.
Portfolio of sporting ability, reference from a coach, and completion of a practical day.


Units of Study:

Semester 1:

Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport , Exercise (Exam)

Unit 7 – Anatomy , Physiology (Exam)

Unit 2 – Practical Sport Performance

Semester 2:

Unit 3 – The Mind , Sport Performance

Unit 6 – Leading Sport Activities

Unit 14 – Carry out a sport-related project

Semester 3:

U24 – Work Experience in Sport

U19 – Practical Land-based activities

*Units are subject to change.


The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Sport provide the knowledge, skills and understanding for Level 2 learners to progress to:
other Level 2 vocational qualifications and related competence-based qualifications for the Sport sector
Level 3 vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National in Sport.

Career Progression

Throughout your time at Easton, the course aims to:

Provide a platform to showcase their knowledge and skills of sport, leadership and development, in preparation for your next positive destination. These experiences will be gained alongside Norfolk Schools Sports Partnership, Community Sport Foundation, Active Norfolk, Easton Higher Education, and AOC Sport, as well as other members of the college and local community through internal and external visits.

Give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the sport development and leadership sector. Junior job roles include: Community Sport Coach, Activity Leader or Multi-Sport Coach.

With these points considered, the course also intends for each student to make new positive connections within their community and be a valued, effective member of society.