BTEC Explorer Course - Sports and Recreation

16 hours, online anytime Flexible, self-paced recommended

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Explore a career in Sports and Recreation

The sports industry is not all about participating – there is a lot going on behind the scenes too. Think about the coaches, the support staff, the logistics, the sponsorship, the health and safety, and so much more. There are numerous career paths that you can follow in the sports industry, and they don’t just need to be based within sport, they can include exercise, health and fitness too. This course will help you understand how your skills and personal attributes are compatible with the wide range of roles in this fast-paced industry sector.

What you’ll cover

The course includes a mix of online activities, tasks, case studies and videos.  It is organised in short, bite-sized sections and designed to be completed at your own pace so you can fit them in around everyday life.

BTEC Explorer Course in Sports and Recreation:

  • Job opportunities in the Sports and Recreation sector
    • Explore the types of roles available.
  • Finding out about yourself
    • Assess how your skills match up and if working in this sector is for you.
  • Working in the sector
    • Get a taste of working in the sector through case studies, videos and work taster activities.
  • Next steps towards your career
    • Review and reflect on your Explorer programme and explore career routes and next steps in this sector.

Receive your Explorer Course completion digital badge

When you complete your course, you’ll be awarded a digital badge which you can add to your online profiles or CV and present to an employer.

Ready to explore your new career?

Click the ‘Enroll Now’ button on the right-hand side of this page. You’ll need to set up your Pearson Advance account, which is quick and easy, make payment* and then you’re ready to get started.

Good luck with your course and your future career in the fascinating and forward-thinking world of Sports and Recreation.

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