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Sport BTEC Extended Certificate (single option) Level 3 (Option Block D) at The North School

Course description

This course is designed to enable you to pursue a career in the sports sector, with specific focus on sports development and coaching and fitness. The qualification will give you insight into the various different ocupational routes you can take within the sector as well as help you progress into employment or move on to further study. The course can be adapted to fit your abilities and career aspirations. You must have the ability to work independently and as part of a small group. Most of the units are theory based but there will be ample opportuntieis to complement what is learned in the classroom with practical work. Enthusiasm for sport and working with others is essential and the skills you learn will be valued across a broad range of employment.

Course content

The course requires a number of units to be completed which include some mandatory units and some optional.

The 5 mandatory units are;

  • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk
  • Fitness testing for Sport & Exercise
  • Practical Team/Individual Sports*

Plus another 2 units which may include;

  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Fitness Training & Programming
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Sports Nutrition

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE, including English and Maths, C/4 or above in GCSE PE or  BTEC Sport Level 2.


The course is assessed through coursework. Thee pieces of work are normally in the form of essays, presentation, leaflets and video analysis.

Financial information

Sports kit will be required for some practical elements. All books are provided.

Future opportunities

This course will enable you to access higher education and pursue a career in teaching, sports coaching, armed forces, physiotherapy, gym instructing and sports based industries.

Further information

For further information on the requirements and content of this course, please contact Ms S Kray.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years