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BTEC Sport Studies Level 3 National Extended Certificate at The Bulmershe School

Course description

A BTEC National qualification in Sport enables students to learn about the theory behind sport in great depth. It gives them the opportunity to gain the experience required for use in the work place or as a stepping stone to higher education. The variety of the subject gives students the opportunity to study different areas, from anatomy and physiology to reflecting on their own practical sports performance. The Level 3 sports courses are a natural progression for those students who have undertaken a BTEC First in Sport in Years 10 & 11 or GCSE PE. The course is a blend of theory and practical lessons.

Course content

• Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry • Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance.

Entry requirements

Ideally, students should have either studied and obtained a Merit at Level 2 BTEC Sport, or GCSE PE grade C. A grade B in Biology and B in English would also be advantageous.


Unit 1 is an externally assessed unit in the form of a written examination (90 marks) that lasts 90 minutes and is marked by Pearson. Unit 2 is an externally assessed unit where the task is set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions. It will be a written submission worth 60 marks. Unit 3 and Unit 7 are both internally assessed units where the work is set and assessed by the PE Department.

Future opportunities

With the national recognition of BTEC courses such as this, Sport as an option could lead on to courses at university, such as Sports Management or Sports and Exercise Science. It could also lead onto apprenticeships or careers in sports coaching, physiotherapy, sports management and PE teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

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