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Sport BTEC Level 3 at St Mary's Menston, a Catholic voluntary academy

Course description

A BTEC National is a practical, work-related course. The student learns by completing projects and assignments that are based on sporting situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about Sport as an area for employment or university the student is also able to develop the skills needed when beginning a career in the wider world of work and/or further study.

The BTEC National in Sport provides an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport, within one of its occupational areas. These include careers in exercise & fitness, sports coaching, sports development and outdoor activities. The qualification will give learners a solid foundation in the sector, enabling them to develop essential skills required for gaining employment, securing career progression, or progressing to further qualifications/training to achieve their goals.

The BTEC Level 3 National Certificate which requires the study of 12 units over two years and is equivalent to two ‘Advanced Level’ qualifications (including UCAS points allocation). The BTEC course will therefore enjoy ‘double award’ status with 20 hours guided study time over a fortnight. There will be a clear focus on creating independent, confident and successful learners who achieve by being totally committed to learning through ‘doing’, being creative and hard working throughout the course.

All assignments in all units must be completed to a minimum pass standard to complete the overall qualification. Adhering to and meeting deadlines is a vital component of the course and the ability to work independently and research topics is imperative.

Some of the Units which may be available on the course next year include: Anatomy and Physiology in Sport - Assessing Risk in Sport - Training & Fitness in Sport - Sports Nutrition - Sports Coaching - Fitness Testing for Sport - Psychology for Sports Performance - Outdoor & Adventurous Activities - Practical Sport – The Effects of Exercise – Current issues in Sport, Sports Development.

Entry requirements

An essential requirement is a tremendous enthusiasm for sport. You must be prepared to spend a significant amount of time developing and utilising your independent learning skills.

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: 10 November 2017
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