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Sport BTEC Level 3 at St John Fisher Catholic High School

Course description

The course builds on the students’ experience from KS4 to provide an introduction to the sport and leisure 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 and leadership, sports development and the outdoors.

The content of the course is made up of a variety of units and has been structured to allow learners maximum flexibility in selecting optional units, so that particular interests and career aspirations within the sport and active leisure sector can be reflected in the choice of unit combinations.

Course content

Mandatory units (delivered in Year 12)

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
The Physiology of Fitness
Assessing Risk in Sport
Fitness Training and Programming
Sports Coaching
Sports Development
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Practical Team Sports.

Optional units (A choice of 5 to be delivered in Year 13)

Practical Individual Sports
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Sports Nutrition
Current Issues in Sport
Leadership in Sport
Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
Psychology for Sports Performance
Sports Injuries
Sport and Exercise Massage
Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Organising Sports Events
Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People
Sport as a Business
Work Experience in Sport
Sports Facilities and Operational Management
Sports Legacy Development
Profiling Sports Performance
Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Entry requirements

Grade C in Maths and English. A GCSE or equivalent qualification in PE is also preferred but not essential if the student can evidence genuine interests and involvement in sport.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John Fisher Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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