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Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Development, Coaching & Fitness) at Benton Park School

Course description

Students have to complete 19 Units in order to complete the Extended Diploma (which is equivalent to 3 A-levels)

Lesser qualifications are available should students wish to finish the course earlier.

All units will involve a range of tasks from essays, research and reports, to presentations. There is a large degree of practical over the course but very heavily focused around the ability to identify and offer ways to improve. Performance analysis is based on coaching and officiating.

There will also be the possibility of doing extra qualifications in coaching, officiating and leadership alongside the course.

Units covered are:

Anatomy and Physiology, Physiology of fitness, Assessing risk in sport, Fitness Training, Fitness Testing, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Practical Team Sports, Practical Individual Sports, Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Sports Nutrition, Current Issues in Sport, Leadership in Sport, Sports Injuries, Rules, Regulations and Sport, Organising Sports Events, Exercise, Health and Lifestyle Analysis of Sports Performance

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Entry requirements

Access to the Sixth Form is based on prior academic achievement, behaviour and attendance records. Students must attain at least 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths. Some subjects may have specific criteria.


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Each assignment is graded at Pass , Merit or Distinction with these making up the final grade for that unit. Students must perform consistently to ensure they are able to attain the top grades in each unit.

The unit scores are then converted into points for each level which will make up the students overall grading for the course.

For example getting a Merit in every unit gives an overall performance of Distinction, Merit, Merit which is worth 280 UCAS points.

Future opportunities

It is a useful (sometimes essential) option choice for anyone interested in a career related to sport:

PE Teacher, Sports Scientist, Nutritionist, Sports Coach, Sports Psychologist and many more.  

This course will give (with the right performance) more then enough UCAS points to follow any degree in sport or similar.

A degree in sport will open many doors for students that want to progress into a range of vocations after completion including management and sales type roles.

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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: 11 December 2015
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