COURSE TITLE & LEVEL
TWO COURSE OPTIONS:
BTEC Level 3 – National Diploma in Sport: Double qualification
BTEC Level 3 – National Extended Diploma in Sport: Triple qualification (Pearson)
A coursework based subject that provides an introduction for learners interested in careers in the sport and physical activity industry. These include careers in teaching, coaching and leadership, exercise and fitness, sports development and the outdoors.
The BTEC helps to develop knowledge, understanding, experience and skills that you need to prepare yourself for employment, including time management, organisation and leadership.
Studying BTEC Sport is an excellent way to combine both practical and theoretical aspects of sport, hands on experience of lesson planning, coaching and fitness testing. The assessment is predominantly coursework based, marked at pass, merit or distinction level, when all units have been completed, students obtain an overall grade equivalent to two (Diploma) or three (extended diploma) A levels.
COURSE CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT
13 Units for National Diploma in Sport
19 Units for the Extended Diploma
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
The Physiology of Fitness
Assessing Risk in Sport
Fitness Training and Programming
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Psychology for Sports Performance
Analysis of Sports Performance
Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport
The Athletes Lifestyle
ADDITIONAL EXTENDED UNITS
Current Issues in Sport
Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Instructing Physical Activity
Talent Identification & Development in Sport
Sports and Exercise Massage
Organising Sports Events
Students who are successful and achieve their potential with this qualification gain access to:
- University courses in teaching, sport science and psychology
- Further training with apprenticeships
- Employment within the sporting sector – coaching and personal training
The qualification combines well with physical education and biology, psychology and even business studies. The course provides the essential skills and background for many careers, including Physiotherapy, Sports Development, Sports Coaching, Personal Training, Sport Journalism and the Fitness and Leisure Industry.
Course-specific Entry Requirements - Essential: C Grade in English and Maths GCSE, Grade Merit in BTEC First in Sport, Grade C in GCSE PE, Entry level qualification - Level 2 Diploma Teamwork and Personal Development. Desirable: An active interest in sport, related work experience,