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Sport BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

This course provides an excellent preparation for careers within the sport and fitness industries and can support entry into higher education.

It is a vocationally delivered course and therefore develops the skills and knowledge students will need to thrive in a professional sports and fitness environment. Students complete a series of projects and assignments based upon real-life sporting scenarios. 

This course is equivalent to one A level.

Course content

Units include:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Sports Nutrition

Entry requirements

CC – Science,
C/5  – English Language,
C/5  - Maths

You should be able to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for sport. Completion of GCSE PE or BTEC Level 2 Sport in school is beneficial. Experience of engaging in sport as a performer, coach or official is also preferable.


Exam board: Edexcel

Future opportunities

This course can lead to higher education, to study a sport-based degree or to train as a PE teacher. To employment, either before or after a degree, in the sport and fitness industry or as a coach.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Leyton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 10 January 2017
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