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BTEC Level 3 in Sport at Longsands Academy

Course description

BTEC Sport is about…


  • preparing you for a career in sport. The principles of sport that you will learn here underpin many aspects of professional life within the sector and reflect the enormous breadth and depth of the subject;

  • practical application to theoretical concepts


The BTEC Sport qualification is flexible, made up of a number of units which determines the size of the course being studied. They can be taken independently or alongside more traditional AS/A Levels.


The Extended certificate is 4 units (1 exam, 1 moderated, 2 assignments)

The Diploma in Sport is 9 units (1 exam, 2 moderated, 6 assignments)

The exam is ‘Anatomy and Physiology.’

The moderated tasks are ‘Fitness Training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing’, and ‘Business in Sport.’

Assignment examples include Sports Leadership, Professional development in the Sports industry, Sports Psychology, Practical Performance.

Course content

The course will develop understanding gained through BTEC First or GCSE PE in the following areas:


  • develop your knowledge and skills in a range of sports roles;
  • examine the effects of exercise and the relationships between training and performance;

  • enhance your understanding of how elite performers prepare for sports competition;

  • find ways to improve your own performance in selected roles through your greater understanding.

Entry requirements

Essential: Merit in BTEC Level 2 Sport

Desirable: Distinction in BTEC Level 2 Sport and a Grade 6 in a GCSE Science subject.

Students must have a grade '5' in GCSE English and Mathematics.

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Future opportunities


Completing BTEC Level 3 supports applications for a wide range of university courses such as sports sciences, physiotherapy, recreation and leisure studies. There are many new and exciting courses related to sport throughout higher education. Additionally, AS or A Level Physical Education can lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities. This can include further training in such areas as recreational management, leisure activities, the armed forces and the Civil Service. This course will enable you to develop the communication skills that employers demand across a range of careers.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact Mr Hood, Head of Boys’ Sport at St. Neots Sixth Form Centre, via


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year

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