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Sport BTEC Level 3 at Alderman White School and Language College

Course description

The course will develop a wide range of skills at Level 3. You will be expected to work independently and as part of a team developing your personal and interpersonal skills. You will develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of sport, fitness and health, achieved through studying various units. The course comprises of several units which are:
- The body in action
- Health & Safety in sport
- Training in Fitness in sport
- Fitness testing for sport and exercise
- Sports Nutrition
- Psychology for sports performance
- Technical and tactical skill in sport
- The athlete’s lifestyle

Course content

These are all core units. Some of these units are studied by students taking both Certificate and Award options, all other units including the units below are studied by students taking the National Certificate, these include:
- Sport and society
- Sports injuries
- Sport and exercise massage
- Rules, regulations and officiating in sport


The course is assessed through coursework on a continual basis through a variety of means to challenge your abilities. This will include assignments, reports, presentations, investigations, interviews and documentaries.

Future opportunities

Sport provides a wide and varied array of career opportunities. These include Teaching, Sports Management, Coaching, Physiotherapy, Psychology of Sport, Media, Nutrition and Dietetics. The certification is also widely accepted as an entry qualification to most professions as well as entry into Higher Education Courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderman White School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015

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    • Bramcote College is the Post-16 provider for The White Hills Park Federation Trust. However the College is also open to other students from outside the Federation. The College aims to meet the needs of all students within the Federation; although the majority of courses at the College are traditional A-Levels, the college does provide alternative routes at both GCSE level and A-Level in the form of BTEC qualifications. We also aim to provide a very personalised system both in terms of the curriculum we offer and the guidance we provide. In order to achieve this both teaching and tutor groups are kept small; therefore offering more individual tuition to our students.

      We believe that the success of the College rests upon three things: the progress our students make in terms of each individual reaching their potential, how many students complete their courses, and also our success in ensuring all students achieve their favoured destination whether this is higher education, training schemes or embarking on their future career. We are proud of our most recent successes, including students who have gone on to study subjects such as Medicine, Law and Teaching at a variety of The Russell Group of Universities.

      As part of the successful 2011 OFSTED inspection, the following comments were made in the report :-

      • "In the Sixth Form, strong leadership has been successful in creating a clear sixth form identity..."
      • "Higher attaining students make far better progress than students of similar abilities across the country"
      • "Lessons are characterised by teachers who are able to excite students with the subject being taught"

      Of course time in the Sixth Form is also about personal development. Our students play an active part in leadership programmes and organising activities for younger students; for example the College students act as House Captains for the Federation House system.