BTEC Sport at BISP is a practical-based sport programme available in Years 12 to 13 of studies. The programme prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in the sport and fitness industries, as well as wider fields.

Universities around the world welcome BTEC Sport graduates onto their sport, business and related degree programmes as a single University entry qualification. BISP supports these students with extensive University application support provided by the school.

BTEC Sport is an excellent choice for students passionate about sport, and wishing to develop their skills, experience and knowledge in this multifaceted field.

Students undertaking the programme at BISP benefit from collaboration with BISP’s five high performance sports academies, and an extensive sporting and higher education network worldwide.

Find out more: BISP BTEC International Level 3 in Sport Handbook 23/24

Practical Learning

At BISP, the BTEC Sport programme emphasises hands-on, practical learning. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios, such as through practical assessments, coaching sessions, and sports events. This practical experience can be highly valuable in preparing students for a diverse range of career options in various industries.

Diverse Career Opportunities

BTEC Sport can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities within the sports and fitness industry. Graduates can pursue careers as sports coaches, fitness instructors, personal trainers, sports therapists, sports administrators, and more. The versatility of the qualification allows individuals to explore various career paths, even outside of the discipline of sport.

Assessment Variety

BTEC Sport assessments typically include a mix of coursework and practical assessments, it’s important to note there are no ‘terminal’ examinations. This variety allows students to showcase their skills and knowledge through different mediums, accommodating various learning styles and abilities.

Progression to Higher Education

BTEC Sport can serve as a pathway to higher education. Many universities and colleges recognise BTEC qualifications and offer advanced entry into sports-related degree programmes. This can be advantageous for those who wish to continue their education and pursue higher-level qualifications.

Industry-Relevant Content


BTEC Sport is designed to provide students with industry-relevant knowledge and skills. The curriculum covers topics such as sports science, nutrition, sports psychology, coaching techniques, and sports management. This knowledge is directly applicable to the demands of the sports industry.

Personal Development

Beyond academic and professional skills, BTEC Sport qualifications can contribute significantly to personal development. Through team sports, leadership roles, and practical assessments, students can develop important life skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership, and time management. These skills are transferable and can benefit individuals in various aspects of their lives beyond their careers.


Wide Range of Specialised Teaching Staff and Spots Coaches: BTEC Sport will enable learners the opportunity to work with a range of specialised teaching staff and coaches. At BISP we collaborate with experienced professionals who have expertise in various aspects of sports, such as sports science, physical therapy, nutrition, coaching and business in sport. This exposure to specialised instructors allows students to learn from industry experts, gain practical insights, and develop a well-rounded understanding of the diverse disciplines within the sports field. Working closely with these experts can also provide valuable mentorship and networking opportunities that can be beneficial for future career prospects in a range of industries.


Why Choose BTEC?

Chosen by over 1 million learners every year, BTEC offers a range of professional qualifications for anyone taking their first steps into the world of work, progressing through their careers, planning to enter university, or starting an apprenticeship. After 30 years of proven success, more and more employers and Higher Education institutions across the globe are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for their practical knowledge and employability skills.

Max Whitlock MBE, is a Double Olympic Gold Medallist in Gymnastics. While he was at school, Max studied a BTEC in Sport. Find out why studying a BTEC was the best option for Max. Hear from more of our BTEC ambassadors and find out why you should choose BTEC by visiting