Sport Level 3 Double Diploma at Harris Academy South Norwood
Dependent on the base site and the pathway the student is following they can cover topics from the following components:
Examination Units (see below in assessment section)
Unit 2 Sports coaching and Activity Leadership
Unit 5 Performance analysis in sport and exercise
Unit 8 Organisation of Sports Events
Unit 11 Physical activity for specific groups
Unit 17 Sports Injuries and rehabilitation
Unit 18 Practical Skills in Sports and Physical Activities
Unit 7 Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity
Unit 13 Health and Fitness testing for Sport and Exercise
Unit 19 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Unit 20 Sport and Exercise Sociology
Learners should be aged 16 to 18. Learners should have completed a GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification in a sport related subject to give them enough background knowledge for the Level 3.
The examinations periods are in January and May. Learners are only allowed to sit each examination twice to secure a pass.
The Diploma pathway comprise of 3 examination units.
The examination Units are:
Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity
Unit 3 Sports organisation and development
Unit 4 Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure
Unit 9 Sports Research project
Unit 21 Sport as a business
The majority of the units are assessed internally by the learner’s teacher and are then externally moderated by OCR.
Learners should take the Diploma as it will give them specialised skills for working in the sport, fitness and leisure sector. Because the Diploma is a larger sized qualification than the Extended Certificate (Level 3 Sport Single), learners will be able to increase the strength and depth of their knowledge, skills and understanding in their chosen pathway, allowing them to access more specialised roles or speed up their progression into more senior roles in the industry such as a Personal Trainer, Duty Leisure Manager or a Multi-Sports Coach.
Pathway - Coaching, leadership and physical education
Units include Performance analysis in sport and exercise, Sports injuries and rehabilitation and Organisation of sports events. The type of job roles this pathway could lead to are Multi-Sports Coach, Activity Leader or Assistant Sports Coach; so the knowledge, understanding and skills learners will need to achieve in this pathway will include how teams are formed and different leadership approaches to suit them, different types of practice methods that can be used within sport to improve performance and how to safely set up and run individual coaching activities or larger-scale sporting events. Other skills which will be developed include planning and organisation, communication and adaptability.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy South Norwood directly.