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Sport BTEC Extended Certificate at Shenfield High School

Course description

This course is for students wishing to pursue a career in the sports industry and/or students wishing to study sport related degrees at university. The main aspects of the course include physiology, training and fitness, coaching, practical sport and a range of other sport specific units. Students are expected to be committed to improving their coaching skills, fitness and practical performance and sports science knowledge.

Course content

Examples of Units include:

  • Principles of Physiology and Anatomy
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Training and Fitness for Sport
  • Sports Development
  • Sports Coaching
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Work based Experience in Sport

Entry requirements

A minimum of 42 points to include Grade C in Physical Education at GCSE or Level 2 BTEC in Sport. A key interest in sport is a necessity.


The Extended Certificate is continuously assessed via internally set assignments moderated by the Course Leader and externally moderated by Edexcel. Most units will have three or four assessed pieces of work that are graded at a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Future opportunities

This can contribute to the UCAS points required to study at university to study a sports related degree course or seek employment in sports related industries. Students will undertake a range of different activities that will allow them to coach and deliver multi-activity sessions to the community.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenfield High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years