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BTEC Sport at Broadway Academy

Course description

Year on year the sport and active leisure sector outperforms the rest of the UK economy; this has been a trend since the end of the economic recession of the late 1990s, and researchers predict will continue to be the case for years to come, long after the sports legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

We are offering three different options for Sport in 2014-2015. These involve:

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (60 credits—1 A Level): this involves 5 hours of directed time per week

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (120 credits) - 2 A Levels: this involves 10 hours of directed time per week

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (180 credits—3 A Levels): this involves 15 hours of directed time per week plus the opportunity to be part of a Sports Academy in a sport of your choosing

All courses are taught over the two years and the course is 100% coursework assessed. The qualifications are graded at pass, merit or distinction level and these grades are broadly the same as a grade E, C or A at ‘A’ level.

Course content

Typical unit of study include:

Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sort.

Unit 5: Assessing Risk in Sport.

Unit 2: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Unit 6: Individual Practical Sport

Unit 3: Principles and Practices of Outdoor Education

Unit 7: Leadership in Sport Unit 4: Fitness Training and Programming

Unit 8: Physiology of Fitness.

(Unit 3: Includes a residential outdoor education week in the Lake District)

Additional Qualifications Broadway School Sixth Form will also give you practical sport qualifications that include: Sports Leaders Badminton Coaching and Level 1 Fitness Instructor Level 1

Entry requirements

To study BTEC Sport, a passion for sport, an active lifestyle and the desire for a career in the sport and leisure industry are really important.

You will also be required to have a minimum of 5 A* to C grades including either Maths or English at grade C (the other being no lower than a D).


Assessment is ongoing throughout the year and is coursework based.

This requires you to be be well organised and be able to handle a significant amount of independent study.

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Future opportunities

You will also get real life work experience with industry recognised leaders. These may be specific to your chosen sport or reflect the whole sports industry. Examples include; Aston Villa. FA’s Respect organisation. Adventure plus, Lawn tennis association (Wimbledon), David Lloyd Leisure Centres

Further information

What is a Sports Academy?

As well as your 156 hours of directed time, Broadway Academy, in conjunction with the National Governing bodies of sport, is offering an extended provision.

You will have an opportunity to play sport at the highest rated local sports club. For those pupils who are looking to be involved in elite level sport you will have a full support structure in place to enable you to reach your potential.

You will have professional level coaching in the sport of your choice. You will have regular fixture and competition in you chosen sport You will have enrichment opportunities within the sports industry to further increase your Employability.


What are the different course options?

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)


Typical Day.

A typical day will look like:

8:30am — 9:30am = Video review with the coach of last nights game / training.

9:30am —11:00am = Sport specific fitness training in the high performance suite following your personalised training programme.

11:20am—12:20pm = BTEC Lesson (guest speaker—Regional Sports Development officer)

12:20pm—1:05pm = Healthy lunch personalised for athletes

1:05pm — 3:05pm = Extended BTEC Lesson (based at Birmingham University using their fitness labs)

3:05pm—4:30pm = Sport specific training with professional coaches in your chosen sport OR team fixture

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: 23 October 2014
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    • Broadway Academy is situated in Perry Barr in the north of Birmingham.

      We are very proud of our £21million new building which boasts state of the art facilities and a learning environment that is second to none.

      The Sixth Form is an important part of the whole school and students have permanent access to teaching staff and and resources to support their learning. The Sixth Formers are role models to the younger students and help support them by mentoring and running extra-curricular clubs.

      There are excellent public transport links for students coming from across the city.