The new BTEC course from 2013
BTEC courses are work-related. All the topics you learn are undertaken to develop the skills and knowledge you will need in the workplace. They are practical. You will learn how to apply your knowledge, both on your own and as a member of a team, to develop your skills and abilities. There is one exam worth 25% of the overall course which is marked by an external examiner. This is in the ‘Fitness for Sport and Exercise’ module. All other work is internally assessed through assignments and practical sessions set by your tutors, based on learning outcomes set by Edexcel. They will be given to you through the year, and each will have a deadline.