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Sport BTEC Level 3 at Dyson Perrins CofE Academy

Course description

The BTEC Sportt Certificate offers an alternative pathway to the traditional A Level route in Physical Education. The course is coursework based with no formal exams and learners are assessed by their presentations, practical assessments and written reports. This qualification has been designed in consultation with the Health and Fitness industry and representatives from Higher Education. It is designed for people who wish to work in a sports-related occupation, and who want to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

The course also allows students to enhance areas such as time management, IT, communication and presentation skills. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A levels and covers 18 units of work over two years. This subject can also be studied as a Level 3 National Certificate (equivalent to two A levels) alongside other AS levels.


Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness
Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 4: Fitness Training and Programming
Unit 5: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Unit 6: Sports Nutrition
Unit 7: Psychology for Sports Performance
Unit 8: Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
Unit 9: The Athletes Lifestyle
Other optional units (usually a further 10 units) will be selected from the following:
Unit 10: Sports Coaching
Unit 11: Practical Team Sports
Unit 12: Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 13: Sports Nutrition
Unit 14: Current Issues in Sport
Unit 15: Leadership in Sport
Unit 16: Exercise Health and Lifestyle
Unit 17: Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise
Unit 18: Psychology for Sports Performance
Unit 19: Sports Injuries
Unit 21: Sport & Exercise Massage
Unit 22: Rules Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Unit 23: Organising Sports Events
Unit 24: Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People
Unit 25: Sport as a Business

Entry requirements

Students must enjoy the practical elements of this course as well as being prepared for a considerable amount of theory and the regular handing-in of coursework. Students also need the equivalent of four or more GCSE passes at grades A*-C

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dyson Perrins CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 23 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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