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BTEC Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity at New College Leicester

Course description

This course is equivalent to 2 A-Levels and over the 2 year course you will take 12 units. These units will give you skills, knowledge and understanding related to key aspects which underpin how sport and physical activity is delivered and organised.

Course content

Key aspects such as anatomy and physiology in relation to physical performance, coaching skills, the structure of sport in the UK and the organisations involved, the target groups that would most benefit from participation in physical activity and why and safe practice in sport and leisure. You will also develop transferable skills that employers are looking for such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership. Your optional units will lead to a focus on either Sports Coaching or Personal Training.


Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades 9-4, Including English and Maths.


Three of the units you study are externally assessed by examination. The remainder are internally assessed and then externally moderated.

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Future opportunities

This qualification is for you if you want to develop your skills in preparation for employment in the Sport and Physical Activity sector. This qualification is not just about being able to play sport; employers need people who are able to develop sports skills for teams and individuals, work with clients and participants to improve their fitness and change their lifestyles and monitor progress and improvement over time, adapting practices and approaches to suit the needs of individuals. Therefore, this qualification will develop your skills in preparation for employment in sports coaching or personal training either through an apprenticeship or directly into work. Apprenticeships that this qualification can lead to include: Advanced Level apprenticeships in coaching, and personal training. Job roles that this could help to prepare you for include Personal Trainer, Assistant Sports Coach, or Sports and Activity Coordinator. It could also provide a route into Higher Education on a sport-related programme such as Sport and Physical Education, Sport Science or Sport Coaching and Development.


Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Liz Clark (Head of Physical Education) or your Connexions or Careers Advisor.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 September 2017
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