Sport BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 at Herne Bay High School
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This is a practical and work-related course. Students will gain an introduction to the knowledge and skills required in the sports industry. It is equivalent to 1 GCE A Level. Within the course there are opportunities to pick up extra accreditation awards such as First Aid qualifications and National Governing Body coaching awards.
The course is made up of 4 units. Two units are externally assessed through one examination and one research task. Each internally assessed unit consists of 2-4 theoretical and/or practical assignments graded as pass, merit or distinction. An overall grade of Pass (E at A Level) Merit (C at A Level) or Distinction (A at A Level) is calculated from the grades obtained in each unit.
Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9-4/A*- C, as well as Maths and English GCSE Grade 4/C minimum. A Pass grade in a Key Stage 4 BTEC Sport course would benefit, but not essential.
1 Anatomy and Physiology
Skeletal, muscular, cardio-vascular and respiratory systems. Energy systems. The short and long-term effects of exercise on the body.
External Exam 1.5 hours. 90 marks
2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
Client screening and lifestyle assessment. Fitness training methods. Fitness programming to support improvements in client’s health and well-being.
External task set and marked by Pearson.
3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports Industry. Participation and reflection on a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.
Internally marked assignments
4 Sports Leadership
Roles, qualities and characteristics of effective sports leaders. Psychological factors. Leadership styles. Plan and lead sport and exercise activities.
Internally marked assignments
There may be a charge for trips and or visits etc
You could take this short course with a related GCE or other qualification to prepare for further education in areas of sport such as BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport Management or related degree programmes. You could also go on to study an NVQ vocational qualification in Sports Development, which could be work-based. With further training, you could go into a job related to sport such as a Sport Coach, Trainer or Gym Instructor . The course provides a work related programme of study so you could go straight into a job as it helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for, especially in the sport and exercise sector.
To continue studies into Year 13 students will need to achieve the required threshold in the end of year assessments along with Head of Department approval.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herne Bay High School directly.