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Sport BTEC Extended Certificate/Diploma (Single/Double) Level 3 at The Abbey School

Course description

This is a theoretical and practical course for students who are able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of the different areas of sport science such as anatomy and physiology, fitness testing, sports leadership, training programmes and career development.

Course content

You will need to study the following mandatory units across the two years:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

§ Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

§ Professional Development in the Sports Industry

§ Sports Leadership

§ Application of Fitness Testing

§ Sports Injury Management

§ Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

§ Skill Acquisition in Sport

§ Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics

C grade in GCSE Physical Education or Merit in BTEC First 'Award' in Sport.


You will be assessed through an external examination in Unit 1 (Anatomy and Physiology), a controlled assessment task in Unit 2 (Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being) and through a series of internally assessed coursework assignment.

If you take the Diploma course, you will have three further internally assessed units and one externally assessed unit - Unit 22 (Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry).

Future opportunities

BTEC Sport gives you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification to enter employment in the sports sector or to progress into higher education.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please speak to Mr J Nuttall.

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: 24 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years