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)

COURSE OVERVIEW

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

DIPLOMA UNIT

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

The Physiology of Fitness

Assessing Risk in Sport

Fitness Training and Programming

Sports Coaching

Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Sports Nutrition

Psychology for Sports Performance

Sports Injuries

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

WHAT NEXT?

Students who are successful and achieve their potential with this qualification gain access to:

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.

Entry Requirements:

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,