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Sport BTEC Level 3 at Excelsior Academy

Course description

If you enjoy taking part in any sport, want to develop your skills in Coaching and Leading, and have an interest in Current Issues in Sport then this course could be ideal for you.

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport, and the Diploma in Sport provides an introduction to the Sports sector for learners who looking to build a career in sport. These areas include careers in Exercise and Fitness, Coaching and Leadership, Sports Development and the Outdoors. The Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is equivalent to one GCE A Level, and the Diploma in Sport is equivalent to 2 A Levels.

The mandatory (compulsory units) that we will cover are:
Unit 1 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
Unit 2 – The Physiology of Fitness
Unit 3 – Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 7 – Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Additional qualifications: In addition to these units you will also be given the opportunity to complete some bolt on qualifications which could include:

- Community Sports Leaders Award
- Higher Sports Leaders Award
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid qualifications
- FA Coaching Football (Level 1)
- Fitness Instructor (level 1)

Entry requirements

Level 2 Sport / GCSE PE would be desirable however, not essential. GCSE English, Maths and Science at a grade C or higher.


Both courses are 100% coursework and are internally assessed. Methods of assessment include practical assessment, presentations, and a key focus for us is assessment through the use of technology i.e. iPads.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Level 3 – Subsidiary Diploma in Sport / Diploma in Sport will give learners a solid foundation in the Sports sector, enabling them to develop essential skills required for gaining employment in the Sport Industry, securing career progression, or progressing to further qualifications and training required to achieve their goals.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Excelsior Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 July 2015

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