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Sport BTEC National Extended Certificate at Queen Katharine Academy

Course description

Learners will study three mandatory content areas: Anatomy and Physiology Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being Professional Development in the Sports Industry These units will make up 83% of the learners overall grade with 67% of the marks being assessed externally through exams. They will also study one optional content area: Application of Fitness Testing

Course content

Unit 1 Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Unit 2 Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.

Unit 3 Learners explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

Unit 4 In this unit you will: Understand the career and job opportunities in the sports industry.Explore own skills using a skills audit to inform a career development action plan. Undertake a recruitment activity to demonstrate the processes that can lead to a successful job offer in a selected career pathway. Reflect on the recruitment and selection process and your individual performance.

Unit 5 Learners gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing and learn how to safely conduct a range of fitness tests for different components of fitness. In this unit you will: Understand the principles of fitness testing. Explore fitness tests for different components of fitness. Undertake evaluation and feedback of fitness tests results.

Entry requirements

The BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport is for learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sport sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and is a full-time study programme over two years. The course has 360 Guided Learning Hours over the two years and will include 4 units of study.

Assessment

These units will make up 83% of the learners overall grade with 67% of the marks being assessed externally through exams.

Future opportunities

This could lead to a wide range of future careers and university choices which are all sport related.

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: 15 November 2015
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