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Sport BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Kingsbridge Community College

Course description

What is Level 3 BTEC Sport about?

The BTEC Sport programme is designed to provide specialist work related experiences, developed to meet the employment opportunities within the leisure industry. The course consists of seven Units which cover a range of topics to be as broad as possible across the sporting industry. The Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A level. Units to be studied are:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Sports Coaching
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

BTEC National Awards and Certificates are valued by employers and Higher Education (Universities and Colleges). If you want to get a job straight away you could work in: Sports Centres, Leisure Centres, Outdoor Activities Centres, Sports Coaching, Sport Development. If you decide to go to University or College you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as: Sports Studies, Sports Science, Leisure Management, Recreation Management, Teacher Training.

Field Study

Students will get an opportunity to visit a University Laboratory where they will carry out fitness testing. In previous years students have visited live sporting events such as the ICC Champions Trophy Cricket. The sporting events visited will depend on the student’s interests in the group. The group will use lots of the College sporting facilities especially the Fitness Suite to help produce their coursework.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have performed to at least a Merit or a C grade in their relevant BTEC or GCSE PE course. GCSE grades of at least a C are also highly recommended in English and Science. An active role in competitive sport inside and outside of College is also highly desirable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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