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Sport BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma at The Grange School

Course description

This Course has the potential to prepare pupils for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to one A-Level. Pupils who enrol on the course will have ten hours of contact time with experienced tutors within school time and then be expected to complete a number of hours of non-contact time during study time and home time.

Course content

7 units over two years:

Unit 1 : Anatomy & Physiology

Unit 2 : Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being

Unit 3 : Professional development in the Sports industry

Unit 4 : Sports Leadership Unit 5 : Application of fitness testing

Unit 6 : Sports Psychology

Unit 7 : Practical sports performance

Unit 8 : Coaching for performance

Unit 9: Research methods in sport

Unit 10: Sport event organisation

Unit 11: Research project in sport

Entry requirements

Five grade subjects at Grade C or above. A level 2 Pass in the BTEC level 2 First Award or better should be achieved to ensure the pupil has enough knowledge to engage fully in the course.


The next generation of BTEC level 3 qualifications now have externally assessed units. Unit 1 will be assessed in the form of a written exam and unit 2 will be an externally assessed controlled assessment unit. With the other 8 units, a variety of assessment methods will be used, including case studies, assignments and work-based assessments, along with projects, performance observation and timeconstrained assessments where appropriate. Due to the new assessment requirements, the ability to meet deadlines is essential as the number of times you can take each assessment is limited.

Future opportunities

The Foundation Diploma in Sport is for those students wishing to pursue careers in one of the following areas: 1. Fitness Industry 2. Instructing Exercise and fitness 3. Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise 4. Leisure Management 5. Sports Development 6. Coaching or sports leadership This course is also for those who wish to progress to a higher education qualification in a specific sports related area, for example those wishing to study Physiotherapy, Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Psychology etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years