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Sport BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at Settle College

Course description

The award will be taught in one timetable blocks. In Year 1 of the course students will reach Btec Certificate in Sport . This has the equivalence to half a GCE A-Level. Students continuing to Year 2 of the course will have the opportunity to reach BTEC Subsidiary Level—equivalent to 1 GCE A-Levels.

Course content

Certificate in Sport
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 Exercise

Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (these units build on those studied at Certificate level)
Unit 4: Fitness Training & Programming
Unit 11: Sport Nutrition
Unit 17: Psychology for Sport Performance
This qualification will also give students the opportunity to gain an understanding of employment opportunities, job requirements, and working practices in the sports and fitness industries. It will enable students to start to build the technical skills and knowledge relevant to the sports and fitness industries.


The programme is assessed through a variety of methods which will include written assignments, practical activities, interviews, presentations and portfolio building which will test the learner’s application of knowledge and understanding, development of practical and technical skills, and personal development for occupational roles.

Future opportunities

Students may choose to go into Higher Education on one of the many degree courses now emerging in sports development or the more established areas of leisure management, sports science/fitness and teaching PE. Other possible career paths may include employment in sporting facilities such as fitness gyms or football development centres, or as swimming instructors or sports and community development officers. This is also good an appropriate course if you want to join the public services or armed forces.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Settle College directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2015

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