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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Carmel College, a Catholic Academy

Course description

The BTEC is a 7-Unit qualification, all coursework, that consists of: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport (equal to one A level).

You study 4 Units in Year 1:

  1. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  2. The Physiology of Fitness
  3. Assessing Risk in Sport
  4. Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

To make this course up to BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (equal to an A2):

You study 3 additional units to those studied in Year 1:
        5. Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
        6. Practical Individual Sport
        7. Leadership in Sport

You could also choose to take the Extended Diploma (equal to 3 A levels) by studying the following extra units:

  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Sports Injuries
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Organising Sports Events
  • Work Experience in Sport

Course content

BTEC Sport can help you take your first steps towards a career in sport and fitness. You’ll learn essential skills such as training for personal fitness, encouraging sports participation, and organising and leading events and activities. “What made me study BTEC Sport was that it involved more coursework than exams, and I was good at coursework and practical work. You also interact more with your teachers and fellow students, so it was a more relaxed atmosphere. I’m really glad that I did BTEC rather than A-level.”

Future opportunities

Learners that successfully complete the course have been known to go into careers in Sports development, Sports coaching, Physiotherapy, The Armed Forces, PE Teaching, The Leisure Industry or Outdoor Education, to name a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carmel College, a Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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