Sport Level 3 - Holly
Holly chose a practical Sport course to help move one step closer to her dream career of becoming a PE teacher.
"I chose a BTEC over an A-level because I believed it would give me a more in-depth understanding of Sport, as there is a lot more practical work alongside study, allowing me to gain more experience coaching and enabling me to develop my own teaching style."
On the course, she has enjoyed being able to plan her own coaching sessions, which she has used with both local schoolchildren and her classmates. Running practical sessions has allowed her to try out different techniques with multiple age groups.
Holly has been described as a role model to others, always going the extra mile in staying up-to-date with her work and freeing up her time to coach football to young people. Alongside this, she coaches netball at a local school and works at activity camps during the holidays.
"These children look up to me as a role model as I plan coaching sessions whilst ensuring their needs are taken into account."
Additionally, Holly plays football for a local club, with her favourite moment being winning the league! Using her skills gained in coaching, Holly has completed her FA Level 1 Coaching Badge and is undertaking a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing.
In recognition of her hard work and commitment to Sport, Holly was awarded Bronze BTEC Sport Learner of the Year at the 2021 National BTEC Awards!
Holly will be progressing to Brighton University to study Physical Education with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). She commented:
"Getting accepted onto this degree would not have been possible without the BTEC course."
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