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BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Sport - Level 3 at Abraham Darby Academy

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma has three common units that everyone will study and a range of specialist units. Core Units include – Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness training and professional development in sports industry.

As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career. Five units will need to be covered on a two year rolling programme with decisions made on optional units by staff and students.

Course content

  • Specialist Units:
  • Fitness Training programme
  • Sports coaching
  • Sorts development
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Practical team sports
  • Practical individual sports
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Sport nutrition
  • Current issues in sport
  • Leadership in sport
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise

 

BTEC is a NQF level 3 qualification and equivalent to 1 A Level. It is targeted at students with a BTEC first diploma in sport/ GCSE PE or at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A-C. A sound practical ability is essential. BTEC can be combined with other courses and particularly with AS and A2 level subjects. It is expected that students will contribute one hours of their private study time each week to assist with Key Stage 3 lessons. This builds into the requirements of their course modules.

Entry requirements

You will need at least five 9-5 grades at GCSE including English, Mathematics and P.E. or a Merit at BTEC, however, prior study of the subject isn’t essential.  These are guidelines only and every student’s application will be treated on an individual basis.

Assessment

Externally-assessed units

Each external assessment for a BTEC National is linked to a specific unit. All of the units developed for external assessment are of 120 GLH to allow learners to demonstrate breadth and depth of achievement. Each assessment is taken under specified conditions, then marked by Pearson and a grade awarded. The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Sport suite are:

  • examinations– all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome
  • set tasks–learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.

Future opportunities

BTEC is a level 3 qualification and equivalent to 1 A Level. It is targeted at students with a BTEC First Diploma in Sport/GCSE PE or at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A-C. A sound practical ability is essential. BTEC can be combined with other courses and particularly with AS and A2 level subjects.  It is expected that students will contribute one hours of their private study time each week to assist with Key Stage 3 lessons. This builds into the requirements of their course modules. BTEC qualifications are valued by employers and higher education, opening doors direct to employment in Sports Centres or degree courses at University and college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abraham Darby Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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