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Sport National Diploma BTEC Level 3 at The Oxford Academy

Course description

This is a specialist qualification for students who are interested in Sports Performance and Elite Sports.

This course has nine diverse mandatory units followed by a choice of one optional unit including: Sports Leadership, Practical Sports Performance, Research Methods in Sports, Instructing Gym-Based Exercise and Circuit-Based Activity, Sports Injury Management and Rules & Regulations and Officiating in Sport.

Course content

The Oxford Academy has excellent facilities suited to this course, with a range of clientele to give students the opportunity to gain a diverse experience. You will have the opportunity to study other subjects

such as Business, ICT or further Level 3 qualifications in Sports. Other courses that might interest you are A Level Biology, Psychology or Sociology.

Sport (Fitness Services/Leisure Operations/Performance and Excellence/Sport and Physical Activity Development) SUPPORT FROM OXFORD UNITED

Across all of these Level 3 Sports courses you will be supported to explore your learning outcomes through practical experience:

  • Work with qualified coaches to learn how to optimise performance by working with an Oxford United Development Team
  •  Develop and deliver opportunities for people to lead a healthy and active lifestyle
  •  Work with professionals to analyse and evaluate physical activity
  •  Gain real coaching and officiating experience with Oxford United Community Trust

Entry requirements

5 A*-D GCSE including grade C in Science and English level 4

Future opportunities

These units are designed to allow you to move straight into a career in Sports Performance. You could also move onto further study in Sports Psychology, Coaching and Sports Performance Analysis.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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      • Sports Hall for futsal, basketball, netball, volleyball, trampolining… anything you want to do indoors
      • 3G Dome – the only covered 3G in the county
      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
      • Multi Use Games Area so you can do a whole host of things here; tennis, netball, table tennis 
      • Grass pitches for rugby, football, lacrosse
      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
      • Dance studio
      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

      We also have art rooms, a food technology room, a fully functioning theatre and drama studio, recording studio and a hair and beauty salon with treatments available from students studying Beauty.

      When you’re not studying there’s plenty of other activities you can be doing in state of the art facilities. Advance isn’t just about helping you pass your exams, it’s about helping you become the best person you can be and that means you’ve used the space to explore what you love.