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BTEC LEVEL 3 NATIONAL EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN SPORT at Valley Park School

Course description

The BTEC in Sport is a two year academic course which provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of Sport. You will develop an understanding of the sports industry by exploring the different skills required for different career pathways into the industry. Additionally you will study Fitness Training as well as the Anatomy and Physiology of the body. The course is designed for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the Sports Industries, as part of a programme of study alongside other BTECs or A levels. The BTEC is both examination and coursework based with four units designed to cover a wide range of academic and vocational skills. You will research fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing and will analyse the results to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing. You will learn the functions of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and explore the effects of exercise on these systems. The course acts as a thorough introduction to the most important aspects of Sport and the various career opportunities in this (and related) fields. If you want to continue with Sport in higher education, you will find a large number of degrees and other similar courses available. Careers in Sport do not come easy; it is expected that you have a wide experience of working on Sports events and playing Sport on a regular basis. If you are dedicated and hard-working, your academic and vocational experience could lead you into a career in teaching, coaching, Sport Science, physiotherapy, events management army careers, personal training, gym instruction, fitness instruction or journalism.

Entry requirements

Merit or Distinction in Level 2 BTEC Sport (with a level 2 Pass in the examination unit), and/or a GCSE PE grade B or above. Where a sport course not studied, a Biology GCSE grade B or above is needed.

Assessment

The BTEC has two units which are examination based (Unit 1 & Unit 2) and two units which are internally assessed (Unit 3 & Unit 4). Each unit is given a credit value depending on the guided learning hours. At the start of each internally assessed unit you will receive an assignment brief detailing the tasks and criteria to be met. At the end of these units you will be given a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction with written feedback.

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: 25 October 2016
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