Accessibility links

Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Richard Huish College

Course description

The BTEC qualification allows you to develop skills and knowledge that are essential when looking to progress into a career or further study in Sport. You will have a wide range of experiences that will be challenging and enjoyable and will give you an excellent insight to the different career paths Sport has to offer. It is a theoretical course – it is not all practical and it allows entry onto Sport related university courses.

You will gain practical experience of training and exercise and the physiological effects this has on our anatomy and you will explore how nutrition impacts on our health and performance and how to manage different types of sporting injuries.

This course is about gaining hands on experience and you may have the opportunity to work in a local primary school delivering either an After School Club or PE lessons, work as an official alongside SASP at a Primary School Central Venue League and work with students at Selworthy School.

Course content

Some of the topics we cover are:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sport Coaching
  • Sport Development
  • Rules, Regulations and officiating

Entry requirements

Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Language


There are a variety of assessments that may take the form of presentations, group work, written assignments and planning/leading events.

Future opportunities

Prospective careers include sports coaching, teaching, fitness instructing, personal training, strength and conditioning, nutrition, sport psychology or any other part of the sport, leisure and recreation industry. We will actively signpost you throughout the course to any NGB qualifications that will be of benefit to you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.