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Sport BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at The Harvey Grammar School

Course description

Sport - BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport


Examining Board: PEARSON

Head of Department: Mr S Cowling


A BTEC National Diploma is a Level 3 practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career related to sport.


This qualification is equivalent to two A Levels.


What is the course structure?

The course is made up of 9 units covering a large range of sports related topics. In Year 1 of the course the boys complete 4 units which make up the Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level). In year 2 they complete an additional 5 units to complete the Diploma


Entry requirements

BTEC Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 2 A-levels)

Entry Criteria: GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths


Unit number

Unit title

How assessed


Anatomy and Physiology

Written Exam


Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

Task set and marked by exam board


Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Assignment set and marked internally


Sports Leadership

Assignment set and marked internally


Business for Sport

Task set and marked by exam board


Skill Acquisition

Assignment set and marked internally


Practical Sports Performance

Assignment set and marked internally


Sports Event Organisation

Assignment set and marked internally


Work Experience in Active Leisure

Assignment set and marked internally


How is the course assessed? One unit is assessed via external examinations, two through a controlled assessment task and the remainder are assessed and graded via coursework activities.

Future opportunities

What can I do at the end of the course?

BTEC National Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and Colleges).


Previous students have gone onto University to complete many differing degrees including:

Sports Studies, Leisure Management, Sports Coaching, Teacher Training, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Development, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Psychology, Sports Business and Management.

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: 22 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years