Sport (BTEC Level 3)

Why study sport?
BTEC Sport is a course designed for students who wish to progress into a career in sport or undertake further study in this area. The course covers a variety of core units that make links back to the working world of sport, together with developing your knowledge and skills in a wide range of sporting disciplines that can be applied during their working lives or in continued education. The course also combines well with a large number of other subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in a very wide range of disciplines (depending on the subjects taken alongside).

What will I learn about?

The course consists of four units taught over 360 guided learning hours:
• Anatomy and physiology
•  Fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing - includes research elements based on a given case study, together with supervised assessment of skills and coaching
• Professional development in the sports
• Application of fitness testing

How will I be assessed?
• Written assessment • Practical assessment • Examination

Future pathways and careers
• Sports studies and business • Sports psychology • Sport and exercise science • Physiotherapy • Sports coaching • Sports management • Teaching • Personal training

Entry requirements
GCSE grade C in physical education or BTEC Sport Level 2 merit grade. Keen interest in sport.

Examination board: EDEXCEL
Specification: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (360 GLH) 601/721 (equivalent to A-Level)