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Sport & Physical Activity Level 3 Extended Certificate at WQE

Course description

The Technical Extended Certificatein Sport provides an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport, within one of its occupational areas. These areas include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, leadership and sports development.
This course provides a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a theoretical background, giving learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.
You will study 6 units over the 2 years which includes:
Unit 1 Body Systems (externally assessed exam unit)
Unit 2 Sports Coaching and Leadership (internally assessed assignment unit)
Unit 3 Sports organisation and development (externally assessed exam unit)
Unit 11 Physical activity for specific groups (internally assessed assignment unit)
Unit 12 Nutrition & Diet for Sport & exercise (internally assessed assignment unit)
Unit 18 Practical skills in sport & physical activities (internally assessed assignment unit)
The employer-endorsed course content is up to date and relevant, reflecting the blend of knowledge, practical skills, communication and team–working skills needed to progress to further study or employment in the sector and beyond.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements this course usually requires students to have achieved grade 44 or above in GCSE Combined Science and either grade 4 or above in GCSE PE or Merit or above in Level 2 BTEC Sport. Leadership/coaching experience is preferable.

This qualification is equivalent to an A level and has comparable UCAS points.


You will be assessed through a variety of methods including written assignments based on vocational scenarios, presentations, case studies and practical observations of leadership and performance.

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years