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Sport BTEC level 3 (Extended Certificate or Diploma) at Rosedale College

Course description

This course is for students who are academically minded and have a real interest in Sport and Fitness and want to further their understanding of the physiological aspects such as the human body, want a deeper understanding of the Health and Fitness Training and a clearer understanding of the Sports Industry. This subject is a practical work related course. You will learn by completing practical sessions; internally assessed assignments; tasks tackling everyday issues from pre-release material and through an externally assessed written examination.

Course content

The core units studied are: -Anatomy and Physiology. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well Being; Professional Development in the Sport Industry. -Sports Leadership. In addition to this, the units below are a sample of some of the optional units you could study: Sports Psychology; Application of Fitness Testing; Research Methods in Sport; Sport Event Organisation.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 A*- C grades or the equivalent atGCSE including a grade C in English, Mathematics and Science, alternatively a Merit in the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Principles of Science and BTEC Level 2 First Award Applications of Science.


The new BTEC Nationals in Sport use a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace - and have the study skills to continue learning throughout their career. There are free different ways the course is assessed as of 2016: ASSIGNMENTS - this is where students complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario which is set and marked by The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust. TASKS - students complete in controlled conditions, a task tackling an everyday challenge; some tasks also draw on pre-released information this is set and externally marked by Pearson. WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS - Students draw on essential information to create a written answers to short and long answer questions in test conditions - this is set and externally marked by Pearson.

Future opportunities

This course will provide students with the necessary skills to enter higher education as part of a programme of study, which includes other vocational or general subjects such as other BTEC Nationals or A Levels. It will also give students a base of knowledge to enter the sporting industry and/or choose a career within the wide range jobs available within the industry such as: sport education, coaching, sports therapies, fitness instruction or physical education teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rosedale College directly.

Last updated date: 08 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years