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BTEC Nationals Extended Certificate in Sport Level 3 (Block E) at St Simon Stock Catholic School

Course description

Year 12
Unit 1: - Anatomy and Physiology. In this unit students will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.
Unit 4: - Sports Psychology - This unit covers the psychological dimensions of sport, and introduces psychological techniques that can be used to enhance performance.

Year 13
Unit 3: - Professional Development in the Sports Industry. In this unit students will the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.
Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being. In this unit students will explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.

Course content

This is an excellent option to extend a greater understanding of sport science, exercise physiology, sports psychology and sports industry.

Entry requirements

Entry requirement English 5 and GSCE PE 5  

Future opportunities

This course can help students in the quest to careers and higher education qualifications in sports science. Related jobs for students who opt for Sport Level 3 include:  Physiotherapy, Performance analyst, Dietician, Sports coach, Sports teacher, Sports Psychologist, Personal Trainer, Fitness coach.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 28 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years