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Sport OCR National Certificate level 3 (Single and Double) at Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School

Course description

What is the course about?

The Level 3 Sport course has an engaging, practical approach to learning and assessment. The emphasis is on Independent Learning. You will work with tutors who will guide you through the course and set deadlines for assignments which must be met. The course covers a range of topics to provide knowledge and understanding of sporting activities and environments. It is designed to provide career related skills allowing you to enter a range of jobs within the sports industry. You will study the structure and function of sectors including, retail, coaching, professional sport and sports tourism, and the general economic impact of sport. There will be a range of visits and guest speakers.

For whom is the course suitable?

This course will suit anyone interested in sports, those wanting a career in the sports industry or those wishing to continue their sports studies at University. You do not need to be a national or even country level sports performer to complete this course as there are both practical and theoretical routes.

Teaching Methods and Homework Commitment

A variety of approaches are used, including note-taking, presentations, video, computer based research, teacher-led sessions and practical sporting activities. Students are required to work independently, completing each assignment, including a teaching module and practical sports skills modules. Homework is set on a weekly basis and directly supports the unit being studied.

What could I go on to do at the end of the course?

This qualification is designed to prepare you for university or employment at trainee level within a wide range of sporting environments. The aims of the course are to develop skills, knowledge and understanding required to enable progression to further qualifications in Sport or related subjects.

Method of Study and Assessment

Students are expected  to take the course for two years gaining enough credits in total to equate to 1.5 A levels. However, some of our hardest working students have managed extra units equating to 2 full A Levels.

This subject will be assessed by 100% coursework.

Examples of Mandatory Units

Body systems and the effects of physical activity

Sports coaching and activity leadership

Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure

Examples of Other Units

Nutrition and diet for sport and exercise

Working with swimming pools

Sports injuries and rehabilitation







All other units can be found on the OCR website



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Entry requirements

See Prospectus on school website for details

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 November 2016
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