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BTEC Diploma in Sport Level 3 at LAT16 Wilmington Academy

Course description

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study.

The course is assessed through the completion of internally assessed written assignments, externally assessed written tasks and a written examination. The course is graded at four levels: Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.

Course content

Year 12

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Unit 22: Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry

Unit 6: Sports Psychology

Year 13

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport

Unit 4: Sports Leadership

Unit 10: Sports Event Organisation


Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths.


The BTEC National Diploma in Sport comprises of nine units of study over two years and is equivalent to two ‘A’ levels.  There are six mandatory units; three of these are assessed externally through a written exam or synoptic paper. The remaining units are assessed internally

Future opportunities

Sport Career Pathways

Progression to university to study a wide range of sports related programmes.

Employments in sports related industries e.g. administrators for Sports Council and fitness clubs, physical training instructors, sports development officers, physical training instructors in HM Forces, sports coaches and PE teaching.

Further information

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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: 12 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September