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Sport Development and Coaching: BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport at The Netherhall School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This qualification is particularly appropriate for learners who are interested in progressing to a career in sport coaching and physical activity development, either directly or through higher education and is equivalent to three A-levels.  The course content covers a range of different topics relevant to sport in the 21st Century.  The course will develop knowledge in traditional aspects for sport such as anatomy, physiology, coaching and leadership, as well as a range of topics tailored to a student's specific interests and desired sporting pathway.

Course content

11 COMPULSORY UNITS (77%)

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sports Psychology
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Sport Event Organisation
  • Development and Provision of Sports and Physical Activity
  • Coaching and Leading for Participation
  • Provision of Sport for People with Physical and Learning Disability
  • Physical Education and the Care of Young People
     

4 OPTIONAL UNITS (23%) from:

  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Exercise and Circuit Based Physical Activity
  • Work Experience in Active Leisure
  • Rules, Regulation and Officiating in Sport
     

Students will complete 11 compulsory units that are worth 77% of the total course content.  A further four optional units from the five listed will also be studied

 

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is 5 GCSE or equivalent passes at grades 9-4 or A*-C in an appropriate range of subjects including Maths and English at grade 4 or above.

The College will accept one BTEC at Merit level as one GCSE

Assessment

  • 11 Compulsory Units - 77% of course content (including 3 externally assessed units)
     
  • 4 Optional Units - 23% of course content

Future opportunities

This qualification is particularly appropriate for learners who are interested in progressing to a career in sport and physical activity development, either directly or through higher education, studying a range of courses at university.

Further information

Contact:  Mr A Schofield for further information:  aschofield@netherhallschool.org

Delivery:  Full-time
 

Open Evening:  17 October 2017

Application Deadline:   10 January 2018

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 September 2017
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