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Sport BTEC Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma at Barr's Hill School and Community College

Course description

This is the perfect course for students considering a career in the sports industry.  It suits practical performers and enables them to learn up-to-date concepts alongside a wide sporting literacy that will prove invaluable.  This course consists of 7 units: 4 core plus 3 specialist.

Unit 1-4 covering The Principles of anatomy and physiology;  The Physiology of Fitness;  Assessing Risk in Sport and Fitness Training and Programming, is studies in Year 1 and makes up the Certificate.

Units 7,9 and 27 covering Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise; Practical Individual Sports, and Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport are studied in Year 2 and make up the Subsidiary Diploma. 

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in PE (or Level 2 equivalent)

GGCSE grade C in English Language


Each unit is assessed and graded through assignments based on word-related situations or activities which provide opportunities for teamwork and in-depth study.

Future opportunities

Today's sports people follow a variety of paths.  The vocational aspects of the course are seen as a real advantage in the world of work as students develop a range of transferable skills that are valued by employers in areas such as exercise and fitness, coaching, sports development and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barr's Hill School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2015
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