Sport - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate - Applied Pathway at Furze Platt Senior School
An Applied Pathway Subject - This course offers students a broad basis of study for the sports sector. This is a single award qualification and is equivalent to one A Level and is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A levels.
Today’s BTEC Nationals are demanding, students will have to choose and complete a range of units, be organised and keep a portfolio of assignments.
Throughout the two year course students will take part in a number of different academic, practical and vocational assessment activities.
Students will complete 4 modules over the 2 year course.
Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology (Mandatory)
Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.
Unit 2 – Fitness Training and programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being (Mandatory)
Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being.
Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Mandatory)
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 audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.
Students will study a 4th Optional Unit which will be selected from a list of the following depending on the needs of the cohort.
Application of Fitness Testing
Practical Sports Performance
An average of 4- 'Attainment 8' score (largely equivalent to 4 grade 3s and 4 grade 4s) across 8 highest GCSEs including English & Maths
At least a grade 4 in GCSE P.E. or if not taken a grade 4 in Biology, or a grade 4/4 in Combined Science, or distinction in BTEC Science
Unit 1 – 1hr 30min External Examination
Unit 2 – Two hour written task worth 60 marks, this assessment is sat in exam conditions, students will be given “pre released “ information two weeks prior to the task around which they will be expected to complete approximately 8 hrs of research in preparation for completing the task.
Unit 3 – Portfolio of evidence plus the completion of some practical tasks.
4th Unit – Combination of portfolio assignments and practical tasks.
The Leisure Industry
Professional Sports Career
For further information please contact Mrs Bristow, Sixth Form Administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01628 625308, extension 236.
How to apply
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