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Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Double) (Option Blocks D & E) at The North School

Course description

This course is designed to enable you to pursue a career in the sports sector, with a specific focus on sports development and coaching and fitness. The qualification will give you insight into the various different occupational routes you can take within the sector as well as help you progress into employment or move on to further study. The course can be adapted to fit your abilities and career aspirations. You must have the ability to work independently and as part of a small group. Most of the units are theory based but there will be ample opportunities to complement what is learned in the classroom with some practical work. Enthusiasm for sport and working with others is essential and the skills you learn will be valued across a broad range of employment.

Course content

The course requires a number of units to be completed which include some mandatory units and some optional.

The 9 mandatory units are;

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk
  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Fitness testing for Spot & Exercise
  • Practical Team/Individual Sports (double unit)

Plus another 4 units which may include;

  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Organising a Sporting Event

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE, including English and Maths.

Preferably C/4 or above in GCSE PE or BTEC Sport Level 2


The course is assessed through coursework. These pieces of work are normally in the form of essays, presentations, leaflets and video analysis.

Financial information

Sports kit will be required for some practical elements. All books are provided.

Future opportunities

This course will enable you to access higher education and pursue a career towards teaching, sports coaching, armed forces, physiotherapy, gym instructor and other sports based industry professions.

Further information

For further information on the requirements and content of this course, please contact Ms S Kray

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: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years