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Sport and Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 at Woodroffe School

Course description

BTEC Sport and Exercise Science will appeal to any student considering further education in; or a career in the Sport and Exercise Science field. This course is new to Woodroffe, having starting in September 2016 and is equivalent to 3 A-Levels. In total, 13 Units will be covered over the 2 years; 7 Mandatory and 6 Optional units that have been pre-selected by staff from the list below.

The course covers a variety of topic areas, designed to give students a broad and thorough knowledge and understanding of the science of sport with which students can go into a related further education course, an apprenticeship or a career. Students will gain many transferrable skills including communication, teamwork, research and analysis which are valued in both higher education and the workplace. Please see the table below for a list of the units covered.

Course content

Seven Mandatory Units

Sport and Exercise Physiology
Functional Anatomy
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Field and Laboratory-Based Fitness Testing
Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
Coaching for Performance and Fitness
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance

Six Optional Units

Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
Specialised Fitness Training
Physical Activity for Individual and Group based Exercise
Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise
Technology in Sport and Exercise Science
Sports Injury and Assessment

Entry requirements

Six GCSEs at Grade C or above. GCSE PE Grade C or above would be an advantage.


Two x one hour 30 minutes written exam (externally marked)
Two x Two hour Controlled Assessments externally set and marked
All other units are coursework based and internally set and marked

Further information

There will be opportunities for students to spend time observing or learning from external education establishments or employers. While many of the assignments are written tasks, some of the units require learners to be hands on and practically involved in their own and others’ learning. Please note students’ sporting ability is not assessed at any point.

This subject will be linear. It is a two year course with a final grade being awarded once the full course is complete.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2017
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