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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development at King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy

Course description

The new BTEC National in Sport contains an exciting range of units with the flexibility required for today’s learners. It also ensures BTEC learners develop the skills they need to ‘hit the ground running’ when they move on to the next stage of their lives, whether that’s into further study, or employment. The course deals with the principles and practices of Sport and Physical Activity Development. BTEC Sport is an exciting, practical, theoretical and exam based subject which involves fitness training, professional development and provision of sport. The course is aimed at students with a keen interest in a variety of sports, both at a personal performance level and as a coach. Commitment to helping the PE department in lessons and after the Academy day is essential. This two-year full-time course meets the entry requirements required for learners wanting to progress to higher education in Sport. Possible next steps included teaching or as a sports performer as part of an apprenticeship programme. This qualification also provides preparation for specific job roles. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

Course content

The new BTEC National in Sport contains an exciting range of units with the flexibility required for today’s learners. It also ensures BTEC learners develop the skills they need to ‘hit the ground running’ when they move on to the next stage of their lives, whether that’s into further study, or employment. The course deals with the principles and practices of Sport and Physical Activity Development. BTEC Sport is an exciting, practical, theoretical and exam based subject which involves fitness training, professional development and provision of sport. The course is aimed at students with a keen interest in a variety of sports, both at a personal performance level and as a coach. Commitment to helping the PE department in lessons and after the Academy day is essential. This two-year full-time course meets the entry requirements required for learners wanting to progress to higher education in Sport. Possible next steps included teaching or as a sports performer as part of an apprenticeship programme. This qualification also provides preparation for specific job roles. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

Entry requirements

GCSE Science – D GCSE Maths – D GCSSE English - C GCSE PE would be beneficial

Assessment

This course has both internally and externally assessed components. Internally assessed units require students to: • write up the findings of their own research • use case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations • carry out projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes • demonstrate practical and technical skills. These requirements of the course will be met through a variety of assignments which are assessed though presentations, role play, practical work and by completing coursework tasks in controlled conditions. Externally assessed units: • The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma has one written exam lasting 1.5 hours and two externally assessed coursework tasks each lasting 2 hours. Students need to complete significant and relevant work experience as part of their course. Students on the Diploma and Extended Diploma courses, must complete all the work required for the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate by the end of Year 12 to be able to continue with their studies in Year 13.

Financial information

There may be bursaries available for students subject to meeting specific criteria.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the diploma it is possible to progress into higher education to study:

• Sport and Exercise Studies

• Physical Education Teaching (both primary and secondary)

• Sport Therapy

• Coaching Science

• Health, Sports Performance and Nutrition

• Recreation/Sports Management

• Leisure Management

• Sport Development

There are also opportunities to apply for the armed forces, or to seek employment within leisure centres, health clubs or sport coaching within the UK or abroad. Past students have gone onto higher education on one of the many sports degree courses available, or have obtained employment within the fitness industry, sports development centres or as community sports instructors.

Further information

Please contact the Academy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2016
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