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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Ashton on Mersey School and Sixth Form

Course description

Sport currently sits in the top 15 industrial sectors in England with more than 36,000 employers creating work for more than 600,000 employees. BTEC Sport gives you the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to higher education in sport or related areas. It also gives you the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level. The course will provide you with a broad basis of study for the sports sector. You will cover four units over two years. This course will allow you to develop the core specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required of the sports sector, including anatomy and physiology, fitness training and practical sport.

Entry requirements

5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*- C including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above. To study this subject a minimum GCSE grade B or equivalent qualification in P.E. is required.


50% of this course will be assessed coursework and 50% will be a combination of controlled assessment and a written examination. This is a practical, work-related course and you will learn by completing tasks and assignments that are based on realistic situations.

Future opportunities

The course will give you the foundation to progress into higher education, an apprenticeship or a career in the sports and leisure industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton on Mersey School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 August 2017
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