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Sport - BTEC Level 3 at Lipson Co-operative Academy

Course description

The BTEC National in Sport and Exercise Science is a qualification that combines both vocational based experiences with academic studies. Studying Sport provides a sound basis for any work related employment, entry into the services or sports degree courses including; sports science, teaching, fitness instructor, and coaching and Fitness and Health. The course is suitable for those who have a passion for sport, fitness, coaching and a commitment to practical performance.


Students are assessed through a mixture of externally set exams, external tasks and coursework. All assessment is criteria based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Students’ work is graded as Pass, Merit and Distinction for each unit. Students’ grades are then equated to an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* for the course.

Future opportunities

The Sports industry as a whole is a growing industry and forms a large part of our everyday lives from health and wellbeing to coaching and instruction. There is a vast range of career opportunities open to those with a background in Sports Studies. Sport is a beneficial subject when considering further study in any of the following career opportunities: Teaching and Coaching, Outdoor Adventure Instructor, Personal Fitness Instruction, Leisure industry and Sports Development, Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Armed and Emergency Services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lipson Co-operative Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September