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NQF BTEC National Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science ELL at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

The qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the sport and exercise science sector to prepare them for further study or training at a higher level. This includes the opportunity for learners to study units which reflect key topics in sport and exercise science.

Course content

Unit 1 Sport and Exercise Physiology

Unit 2 Functional Anatomy

Unit 3 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Unit 4 Field- and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing

Unit 5 Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science

Unit 6 Coaching for Performance and Fitness

Unit 10 Physical Activity for Individual and Group Based Exercise

Unit 12 Sociocultural issues in Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements At least a C grade at GCSE PE or a Merit grade for BTEC Level 2 Sport (with at least a Level 2 Pass in the exam).


You will study 8 units (see above), 5 of which will be internally assessed (54%) and 3 will be externally assessed (46%)


Future opportunities

This qualification is primarily designed to support progression to employment after further study at university. However, it also supports learners who choose to progress directly to employment, as the transferable knowledge, understanding and skills will give learners an advantage in applying for a range of entry level roles or ‘school leaver’ industry training programmes and Higher Apprenticeships in areas such as sport and fitness training, coaching, and sports performance research. Accompanying subjects that would support learners’ progression to these Higher Apprenticeships, could include A Level Mathematics or Biology, BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business.

Further information

Miss C Papadopoullos (Assistant Head/Director of Sport)

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: 19 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 yrs
  • Course code: PEARSON

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