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Sport BTEC Level 3 Certificate at The Bushey Academy

Course description

The 30-credit BTEC Level 3 Certificate offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate vocational sector. This is a 1 year programme.

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is a qualification which can extend a learner’s programme of study and give vocational emphasis. The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is broadly equivalent to one GCE AS Level.

Course content

Unit Title: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

The aim of this unit is to explore the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also to learn the fundamentals of the energy systems.

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • 1 Know the structure and function of the skeletal system
  • 2 Know the structure and function of the muscular system
  • 3 Know the structure and function of the cardiovascular system
  • 4 Know the structure and function of the respiratory system
  • 5 Know the different types of energy systems.


Unit Title: The Physiology of Fitness

This unit provides an opportunity for learners to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • 1 Know the body’s response to acute exercise
  • 2 Know the long-term effects of exercise on the body systems
  • 3 Be able to investigate the physiological effects of exercise on the body systems.


Unit Title: Assessing Risk in Sport

The aim of this unit is to make the learner explicitly aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • 1 Know the key factors that influence health and safety in sport
  • 2 Be able to carry out risk assessments
  • 3 Know how to maintain the safety of participants and colleagues in a sports environment
  • 4 Be able to plan a safe sporting activity

Scheme of Assessment continued:

Unit Title: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • 1 Know a range of laboratory-based and field-based fitness tests
  • 2 Be able to use health screening techniques
  • 3 Be able to administer appropriate fitness tests
  • 4 Be able to interpret the results of fitness tests and provide feedback

Assessment

In BTEC Nationals all units are internally assessed. All assessment for BTEC Nationals is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction:

  • to achieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have satisfied all the pass assessment criteria
  • to achieve a ‘merit’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the merit grading criteria
  • to achieve a ‘distinction’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the distinction grading criteria.

Learners who complete the unit but who do not meet all the pass criteria are graded ‘unclassified’.

During the course students will undertake a variety of different assessment methods, these could include; practical performance, leading and coaching sessions, planning, performing and evaluating fitness testing and training programming, written reports, presentations, designing different publications such as posters, leaflets or booklets.

Future opportunities

On completion of the course learners could opt to complete further study on the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport which is broadly the equivalent of one GCE A Level. The course would also help prepare learners for some areas of employment within the Sports Industry as well as providing them with valuable UCAS should they wish to go onto Further Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bushey Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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