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Sport BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate at Sharnbrook Academy

Course description

This course is for those who are dedicated to pursuing sport or outdoor education to a higher level. This is a coursework dominated course and will involve a large commitment to individual study. A commitment to extracurricular sport is an essential requirement to accessing the course and a dedicated attitude to all aspects of sport is necessary for successful application.

Course content

Year 12

  • Unit 3 – Professional development in the sports industry
  • Unit 7 – Practical sports performance

Year 13

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2 – Fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing

Entry requirements

All students must meet the minimum entry requirements which are:

For level 3 BTEC courses only:

  • a minimum of five GCSE passes at A* to C, plus mathematics and English language at level 4 or above.  
  • ECDL or an equivalent IT course where studied. Please note that, in this case, level 2 BTEC qualifications can count for up to a maximum of five of the required GCSE passes at A* to C, or mathematics and English language at level 4 or above.

Plus grade CC in science and a C at GCSE Physical Education or Merit at BTEC Level 2.

Assessment

A variety of methods will be used including group discussions, case studies, practical performance, work based assignments, presentations, plan and deliver activities for others, observation and analysis, project work and time constrained written tasks. A grading of Pass, Merit & Distinction will be applied to all assignments using defined criteria and specified learning outcomes. All units are internally assessed and verified. 

Unit breakdown of assessment:

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology (1.5 hour exam)
  • Unit 2 – Fitness training and programming for health, sport and wellbeing (2 hour controlled assessment)
  • Unit 3 – Professional development in the sports industry (internal assessment)
  • Unit 7 – Practical sports performance (internal assessment)

Financial information

For the outdoor education option a course contribution is asked for to contribute towards equipment and transport costs

Future opportunities

At the end of year 13 this course could lead to:

  • Studying sport to degree level at university
  • Career in fitness industry subject to acquiring extra fitness qualifications.
  • Working as a sports coach (accessing coaching courses offered by Sports Hub would be an advantage)
  • Working for local authority in sports development unit.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sharnbrook Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017

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