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Sport and Physical Activity Cambridge Technical Level 3 at Sandhurst School

Course description

This is an exciting and in-depth course that has a focus in the two main areas of sport and active leisure. With this qualification, students can progress to higher education in sport or related disciplines. During the course, students will have the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. They will also be gaining a nationally recognised Level 3 sport specific qualification enabling them to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector.

Course content

Over the two year sport course students will cover some of the following topic areas in anatomy and physiology, sports coaching and sports organisation:

  • The body systems
  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Sports coaching; sports leadership and officiating
  • Sports organisation and development
  • Sports injuries
  • Practical sport
  • Analysis of performance
  • Organising sports events
  • Work experience in sport

The full course comprises six different units. One unit is based around the demonstration of practical skills and improving fitness levels. Two units are exam based. The other three units are coursework portfolio based tasks.

The practical unit will include work on team and individual sports, personal fitness and outdoor and adventurous activities.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above. GCSE PE preferable, but not essential.

Future opportunities

This course can lead students towards a higher education qualification in the sporting sector either at college or university. This can then lead students to employment in the leisure industry, for example a fitness instructor, sports management or a PE teacher etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandhurst School directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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