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BTEC National Diploma in Sport at The Robert Napier School

Course description

The BTEC Diploma Course is a 2 year, Level 3 Qualification worth 2 A Levels.

Course content

The Diploma Course is made up of both practical and theoretical elements, and students will complete 13 units to total 120 credits.

Year 1:

Unit 1:      Principles of Anatomy and

                 Physiology in Sport.

Unit 2:      The Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3:      Assessing Risk in Sport

Unit 4:      Fitness Training and programming

Unit 7:      Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Unit 17:   Psychology.

Unit 18:  Sports Injuries.

Year 2:

Unit 5:        Sports Coaching

Unit 8:        Practical Team Sports

Unit 11:     Sports Nutrition

Unit12:       Current Issues In Sport

Unit 27:      Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport

Unit 28:      The Athlete‚Äôs Lifestyle




Entry requirements

Candidates are expected to have successfully completed five passes at GCSE grade C or above, including one of the following;


*  A merit grade in BTEC First Diploma in Sport

Candidates need to;

*  Be talented at Sport

*  Bring PE kit to all PE lessons

*  Have high levels of attendance  

*  Have a good range of Sports interest and knowledge

*  Be self motivated

*  Be well organised and able to meet assignment deadlines

*  Enjoy a challenge




Assessment is 100% assignment based.

All of the assignments require some kind of practical element; and it is necessary therefore, that students attend each lesson prepared for practical activity. Students must dress appropriately, especially in the coaching and leadership units.

Future opportunities

Careers in Exercise and Fitness, Coaching, Sports Development, Delivery of Outdoor Activities, Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology, Teaching, Sports Journalism and working in the Sports Leisure Industry.

A solid foundation in the sporting sector, enabling students to develop essential skills required for gaining employment, securing career progression, or progressing to further qualifications and training.


Further information

For further information please speak to Mr M Walsh.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years