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Sport OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals at Harris Academy Beckenham

Course description

Extended Certificate: 360 Guided Learning Hours – equivalent to one A level in terms of size.

Foundation Diploma: 540 Guided Learning Hours - equivalent to one and a half A levels in terms of size.

Diploma: 720 Guided Learning Hours - equivalent to two A levels in terms of size.

Extended Diploma: 1080 Guided Learning Hours – equivalent to three A levels in terms of size

Course content

Dependent on the base site and the pathway the student is following they can cover topics from the following components:

Examination Units:

  • Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity
  • Unit 3 Sports organisation and development
  • Unit 4 Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure
  • Unit 9 Sports Research project
  • Unit 21 Sport as a business

Extended Certificate/Diploma Mandatory Units:

  • Unit 2 Sports coaching and Activity Leadership
  • Unit 5 Performance analysis in sport and exercise
  • Unit 8 Organisation of Sports Events
  • Unit 11 Physical activity for specific groups
  • Unit 17 Sports Injuries and rehabilitation
  • Unit 18 Practical Skills in Sports and Physical Activities

Extended Certificate/Diploma Optional Units:

  • Unit 7 Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity
  • Unit 13 Health and Fitness testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 19 Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Unit 20 Sport and Exercise Sociology

Extended Diploma Sport Studies specialist pathway Mandatory Units:

  • Unit 2 Sports coaching and Activity Leadership
  • Unit 5 Performance analysis in sport and exercise
  • Unit 7 Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity
  • Unit 8 Organisation of Sports Events
  • Unit 11 Physical activity for specific groups
  • Unit 14 Working in active leisure facilities
  • Unit 17 Sports Injuries and rehabilitation
  • Unit 18 Practical Skills in Sports and Physical Activities

Extended Diploma Sport Studies specialist pathway Optional Units:

  • Unit 6 Group exercise to music
  • Unit 12 Nutrition and diet for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 13 Health and Fitness testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 19 Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Unit 20 Sport and Exercise Sociology

Extended Diploma Sport Science specialist pathway Mandatory Units:

  • Unit 2 Sports coaching and Activity Leadership
  • Unit 5 Performance analysis in sport and exercise
  • Unit 10 Biomechanics and movement analysis
  • Unit 11 Physical activity for specific groups
  • Unit 12 Nutrition and diet for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 13 Health and Fitness testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 17 Sports Injuries and rehabilitation
  • Unit 19 Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Unit 20 Sport and Exercise Sociology

Extended Diploma Sport Science specialist pathway Optional Units:

  • Unit 6 Group exercise to music
  • Unit 7 Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity
  • Unit 18 Practical Skills in Sports and Physical Activities

Entry requirements

Learners should be aged 16 and over. Learners should have completed a GCSE or equivalent level 2 qualification in a sport related subject with a Merit or grade 4 to give them enough background knowledge for the Level 3.

Assessment

External Examinations

The examinations periods are in January and May. Learners are only allowed to sit each examination twice to secure a pass.

The Extended Certificate pathway comprises of 2 examination Units. Foundation Diploma and the Diploma pathways both comprise of 3 examination units. The Extended Diploma pathway consists of 5 examination units.

The examination Units are:

  • Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity
  • Unit 3 Sports organisation and development
  • Unit 4 Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure
  • Unit 9 Sports Research project
  • Unit 21 Sport as a business

Future opportunities

Learners should take the Extended Certificate as it will give them specialist skills, knowledge and understanding of sport and physical activity which, gained alongside other vocational or academic qualifications, can allow them access to Higher Education on sports-related programmes. The units they study will give learners an understanding of sport in the wider contexts of coaching and leadership, anatomy and physiology, the body’s short- and long-term responses to physical activity and the framework of sport in the UK and the organisations involved. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.

Learners should take the Diploma or Extended Diploma as it will give them specialised skills for working in the sport, fitness and leisure sector. Because the Diploma and Extended Diploma are the larger sized qualifications, learners will be able to increase the strength and depth of their knowledge, skills and understanding in their chosen pathway, allowing them to access more specialised roles or speed up their progression into more senior roles in the industry such as a Personal Trainer, Duty Leisure Manager or a Multi-Sports Coach.

Extended Certificate/Diploma Pathway - Coaching, leadership and physical education. Units include Performance analysis in sport and exercise, Sports injuries and rehabilitation and Organisation of sports events. The type of job roles this pathway could lead to are Multi-Sports Coach, Activity Leader or Assistant Sports Coach; so the knowledge, understanding and skills learners will need to achieve in this pathway will include how teams are formed and different leadership approaches to suit them, different types of practice methods that can be used within sport to improve performance and how to safely set up and run individual coaching activities or larger-scale sporting events. Other skills which will be developed include planning and organisation, communication and adaptability.

Extended Diploma Pathway – Sports Studies. Units include improving fitness for sport and physical activity, Organisation of sports events, working in active leisure facilities and Practical skills in sport and physical activities.

This pathway could lead learners onto a degree programme in Sports Coaching and Development, Sport Management and Recreation or Sport Marketing or an Apprenticeship for a Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer. These units will give learners breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the sport and physical activity sector. They will also develop skills in areas such as fitness programming and training, promoting and delivering sports and physical activity events and applying the rules and regulations of sport.

Extended Diploma Pathway – Sports Science. Health and fitness testing for sport and exercise, Sport and exercise psychology and Sport and exercise sociology. This pathway could lead learners onto a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Sport Psychology, Sports Therapy or Sport, Health and Nutrition. These units will give learners knowledge and understanding of the impacts of nutrition and hydration on performance, how the body works to maximise performance and how sport effects participants psychologically as well as skills in measuring performance and fitness and taking steps to improve it.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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