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BTEC Level 3 Sport (Diploma) at St John's Catholic School & Sixth Form College - A Catholic Academy

Course description

Is this course for me?

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in Sport and Coaching. The course is all coursework based (there are not any exams). There is a lot of independent study required and candidates need to be able to research around the areas of study. There are some practical elements to the course, but these are not assessed.

Candidates should show a willingness to develop leadership roles within sport. There are a number of external agencies involved in the delivery of the course to enhance learning.

Course Overview:

This course is assessed through coursework only and the assessment procedures are externally moderated. You must be able to manage your own learning and be good at working to deadlines to successfully complete the course.

AS Level

This course involves 60 credits in the first year which are split over 7 units including mandatory units in anatomy, physiology, risk assessment and optional units which are currently fitness and training, nutrition and an athletes’ lifestyle.

A2 Level

A further 60 credits are covered in the second year. Currently this includes sports coaching, psychology for sports performance, injury in sport, technical and tactical skills in sport and contemporary issues in sport. These may change depending on students’ strengths and interests.


Entry requirements

It is not a requirement that you should have previously studied GCSE PE or BTEC Level 2 in order to take Level 3 BTEC Sport but it could be an advantage.

An interest in Sport and Coaching is necessary to join in with class discussion.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John's Catholic School & Sixth Form College - A Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years