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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Great Wyrley Performing Arts High School

Course description

The course is split into 4 units. Students must complete all 4 units to complete the course requirements. The units are made up of Guided Learning Hours (GLH). Units 1, 2 & 3 are mandatory and there is a choice of units to choose from for the optional unit. Two out of the four units are externally assessed.

Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology (120 GLH) – External assessment (exam) Mandatory
AO1 Demonstrate knowledge of body systems, structures, functions, characteristics, definitions and other additional factors affecting each body system Command words: describe, give, identify, name, state Marks: ranges from 1 to 5 marks

AO2 Demonstrate understanding of each body system, the short- and long-term effects of sport and exercise on each system and additional factors that can affect body systems in relation to exercise and sporting performance Command words: describe, explain, give, name, state Marks: ranges from 1 to 5 marks

AO3 Analyse exercise and sports movements, how the body responds to short-term and long-term exercise and other additional factors affecting each body system Command words: analyse, assess Marks: 6 marks

AO4 Evaluate how body systems are used and how they interrelate in order to carry out exercise and sporting movements Command words: assess, evaluate Marks: 6 marks

AO5 Make connections between body systems in response to short-term and long-term exercise and sports participation. Make connections between muscular and all other systems, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, energy and cardiovascular systems Command words: analyse, assess, discuss, evaluate, to what extent Marks: 8 marks

Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (120 GLH) – External Assessment 60 mark written assessment, two weeks to prepare for assessment of two hours over two days in as set window- (Mandatory)

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the effects of lifestyle choices on an individual’s health and well-being

AO2 Apply knowledge and understanding of fitness principles and theory, lifestyle modification techniques, nutritional requirements and training methods to an individual’s needs and goals

AO3 Analyse and interpret screening information relating to an individual’s lifestyle questionnaire and health monitoring tests

AO4 Evaluate qualitative and quantitative evidence to make informed judgements about how an individual’s health and well-being could be improved

AO5 Be able to develop a fitness training programme with appropriate justification

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry (60GLH) – Internally Assessed (Mandatory)

A Understand the career and job opportunities in the sports industry
B Explore own skills using a skills audit to inform a career development action plan
C Undertake a recruitment activity to demonstrate the processes that can lead to a successful job offer in a selected career pathway
D Reflect on the recruitment and selection process and your individual performance.

One unit from the following four to best meet the needs of the cohort

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership (60 GLH)- Internally Assessed
Unit 5 – Application of fitness testing (60 GLH)- Internally Assessed
Unit 6 – Sports Psychology (60 GLH)- Internally Assessed
Unit 7 – Practical sports performance (60 GLH)- Internally Assessed

Future opportunities

This qualification gives learners transferable and higher-order skills that are valued by higher education providers and employers. For example, communication, performance and teamwork skills, as well as personal vocal/ instrumental technique development are some of the skills learners need to progress to higher education, employment, self-employment or training. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses, if it is taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning, and it combines well with a large number of subjects. It will support entry to higher education courses in a wide range of disciplines, depending on the subjects taken alongside it. For learners who wish to study an aspect of music in higher education, opportunities include:

- BA (Hons) in Sports Studies and Business, if taken alongside A Levels in Business and Maths
- BSC (Hons) in Sports Psychology, if taken alongside a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science and A Level in Psychology
- BA (Hons) in Sports Education and Special and Inclusive Education, if taken alongside an A Level in English Language and a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
- BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, if taken alongside a BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science.

Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Wyrley Performing Arts High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 August 2017
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