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Sport & Physical Activity Cambridge Technical Level 3 Foundation Diploma at Felpham Community College

Course description

The Level 3 technical qualification has been developed to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment in the sports’ industry.

The course is equivalent to two A level equivalents by the end of Y13. The Level 3 technical qualification has been developed to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment in the sports’ industry. Students develop professional and social skills through interaction with performers, clients and team mates. This will allow them to offer informed practical advice and guidance to the people they’ll be working with.

This specific pathway has been designed in collaboration with Sports Coach UK and a range of national governing bodies. This pathway will allow students to gain employment in roles such as activity leader, multi-sports coach or assistant club coach amongst many other roles.

Course content

The units covered include: (mandatory units) 

  • Body systems; 
  • sports coaching & leadership; 
  • sports organisation & development; 
  • working safely in sport 

Pathway options: 

  • Organisation of sports events 
  • Nutrition and diet 
  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation 
  • Sport and exercise psychology  Performance analysis in sport 
  • Health and fitness testing for sport 
  • Biomechanics and movement analysis 
  • Physical activity for specific groups (practical)

In addition, practical team and individual sports will be taught over both years. This course has been accredited by QCA.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A* to C at GCSE, including a merit/distinction at BTEC Level 2 if studied.

Assessment

Three externally assessed online exams will be taken across the 2 year course with a range of short and long term answers. Also students will complete a range of internally assessed mandatory and pathway optional units.

 

Further information

Mr B Hauxwell - Curriculum Leader: Physical Education

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Felpham Community College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2017
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