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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Idsall School

Course description

The BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport involves students completing 4 units. There are 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit (please see list below). This course allows learning about the employment area you have chosen as you develop the skills you need to start a career in the world of sport. This course has 2 externally examined units worth 67% of the total grade and 2 units based on coursework.

Unit 1 (EXAM Y12) - Anatomy and Physiology in Sport (120 GLH).
Unit 2 (EXAM Y13) - Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well Being (120 GLH).

Unit 3 (CW Y12) - Professional Development in the Sports Industry (60 GLH)

Optional Units below (1 of 4 must be completed)
Unit 4 (CW) - Sports Leadership (60 GLH).
Unit 5 (CW) - Application of Fitness Testing (60 GLH).
Unit 6 (CW) - Sports Psychology (60 GLH).
Unit 7 (CW) - Practical Sports Performance (60 GLH).

360 Guided Learning Hours

Entry requirements

This BTEC is equivalent in size to 1 A Level. If you want to study this qualification along with A Levels you must meet the criteria for studying A Levels, achieve a C in at least one science subject and achieve at least a B in GCSE PE or merit in BTEC Sport if you have studied them.

If you wish to study this BTEC along with 2 more BTECs you need to meet the BTEC entry requirements including achieving at least a C in one science subject and a B in GCSE PE or merit in BTEC Sport if you have studied either of them. Good IT skills are also desired.

Future opportunities

BTEC National Certificates are valued by employers and higher education, opening doors direct to employment in Sports Centres or degree courses at university and college.

Further information

It is expected that pupils contribute at least two hours of their free time each week to assist with Key Stage 3/4 lessons in the PE department. This fulfils some of the requirements of the course and helps increase understanding.

Performance PE kit will be offered to students upon starting the course in September. Kit includes: polo shirt, rain jacket and tracksuit. Purchase of the polo shirt is compulsory

If you would like further information on any aspect of BTEC Sport, please contact Mr Goodison -, or access Pearson web site at: qualifications/btec-nationals/sport-2016.html.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Idsall School directly.

Last updated date: 29 November 2016

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