BTEC Level 3 Sport

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport (2 year course)

What will I learn?

The course will aim to offer an engaging, student-centred and differentiated learning experience. The emphasis is on student participation, ranging from carrying out challenging research exercises and practical activities to exam question structured lessons. Those students working towards merit and distinction level are offered extension activities or more challenging case studies to ensure they are able to meet the higher grading criteria.

The Units covered over the two years;
Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health Sport and Well being
Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 17 – Sport Psychology

How will I be assessed?

67% of the course is assessed through 2 exams. Unit 1 is an unseen exam paper sat at the end of year 12. Unit 2 has pre released material where you will prep for the exam using the scenario given and take your notes into the exam. You will sit this exam in January of year 13. Both papers have one re sit opportunity.

The 2 other units will be coursework throughout the 2 years (33% of the course) which builds up into a portfolio of evidence. Students are set assignments which involved completing a series of tasks within a specific deadline. As well as written assignments, students can be assessed through group work, laboratory reports, phase tests, presentations and practical tests. Students will also develop their skills during either a residential at Derby University using their sport science labs or at St George’s Park. Cost of these visits T.B.C.

What are the entry requirements?

Full course PE GCSE at grade B or above OR Dance GCSE at grade B or above OR Sport BTEC level 2 at Merit or above.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for students who wish to learn through applied learning techniques, therefore applying learning which will be directly beneficial for the workplace, the sports industry.

Students need to have a strong interest in sport and the physical ability to develop a range of sporting activities. There are several units which require students to perform to a high level and be able to influence their own performance and that of others.

Future opportunities

Courses like the BTEC Sport develop students skills, enabling them to exit into roles from each level of the courses offered. The skills students develop will prepare them for life within the sports industry, but these skills are not exclusive and can be easily transferred into a wide variety of occupations.
There are opportunities to progress into employment areas such as public and private leisure/health careers. This course will also enable successful students to access higher education, for example degrees in Sports Science/Studies, Coaching, PE Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Psychology are a few examples of a huge number of course choices this qualification can open the doors to.

Who should I contact for additional information?

Course contact: Mr M Evans

Exam board information: Edexcel