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Sport and Exercise Science Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Idsall School

Course description

The BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development involves students completing 13 units. There are 7 mandatory units and 6 optional units. 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 4 externally examined units worth 42% of the total grade.

Unit 1 (EXAM Y12) – Sport and Exercise Physiology (120 GLH).
Unit 2 (EXAM Y12) – Functional Anatomy (90 GLH).
Unit 3 (EX ASSESS Y13) - Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (120 GLH).
Unit 4 (CW Y12) - Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing (90 GLH).
Unit 5 (CW Y13) - Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science (90 GLH).
Unit 6 (CW Y13) - Coaching for Performance and Fitness (90 GLH).
Unit 13 (EX ASSESS Y12) - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance (120 GLH).

Optional Units below (all must be completed)
Unit 8 (CW Y12) - Specialised Fitness Training (60GLH).
Unit 9 (CW Y13) - Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science (60 GLH).
Unit 11 (CW Y13) - Sports Massage (60 GLH).
Unit 12 (CW Y13) - Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise (60 GLH).
Unit 14 (CW Y12) - Technology in Sport and Exercise Science (60 GLH).
Unit 15 (CW Y12) - Sports Injury and Assessment (60 GLH).

Entry requirements

This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and cannot be taken with any other qualifications. If you want to study this qualification you must achieve grade 4s in both English and Maths and C grades in at least 3 other subjects. If you have studied GCSE PE or BTEC sport you are expected to achieve at least a B grade at GCSE or Merit at BTEC.

Future opportunities

BTEC National Extended Diplomas 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 noncontact time each week to assist with Key Stage 3 lessons in the PE department. This fulfils some of the requirements of modules in Unit 6 and increases general 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 - 

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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