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BTEC Level 3 in Sport (Performance and Excellence) at Swakeleys School for Girls

Course description

The BTEC Nationals in Sport have been developed in the sport and active leisure sector to:

  •  Provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees.
  •  Give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognized Level 3 vocationally specific qualification.
  •  Give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport or related areas
  •  Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

There are 4 core units that ALL students will study:
Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness
Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 7: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Single award students will then cover the following 3 topics in addition to these to make 7 in total - Unit 4: Fitness Training and Programming, Unit 26: Work Experience in Sport, Unit 27: Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport. Double award students will then cover an extra 6 topics in addition to make 13 in total and triple award students will then cover an extra 6 topics on top of the double to make 19 in total

Entry requirements

Students will have passed 4 GCSEs and have an inherent interest and enjoyment in sport. Students must also be prepared to take a full practical role in a range of sports.

Assessment

Work is assessed continuously throughout the year.
To achieve a ‗PASS‘ a learner must have satisfied all the pass criteria
To achieve a ‗MERIT‘ a learner must have satisfied all the pass criteria and all the merit criteria
To achieve a ‗DISTINCTION‘ a learner must have satisfied all the pass criteria, all the merit criteria and all the distinction criteria.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Nationals in Sport provide an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport, within one of its occupational areas. These areas include careers in exercise and fitness, teaching PE, coaching and leadership, sports development and the outdoors

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swakeleys School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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