Sport BTEC National Diploma at Richard Hale School
Exam Body: EDEXCEL
What students can expect of the course:
All students in year 12 will start the course studying for the BTEC National Diploma (18 units), which is the equivalent of three A levels. In year 13 some students may change to study for the BTEC National Certificate (12 units) which is the equivalent of two A levels.
Students will also complete the Level 2 Community Sports Leaders Award in Year 12 and the Level 3 Higher Sports Leadership Award in Year 13.
- The Body in Action: Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems, and how each responds to exercise.
- Assessing Risk in Sport: Gives learners knowledge and experience that can be used to help promote a culture of health and safety in sport
- Fitness Training and Programming: Skills and knowledge to plan a fitness training programme and to monitor and evaluate it.
- Sports Coaching: Understanding the role of the coach in promoting a positive coaching experience.
- Sports Development: Background of sports development, key providers and the structures and functions they use, and the roles that currently exist.
- Fitness Testing for Sports and Exercise: Be able to prepare for, and conduct, appropriate fitness test and be able to analyse results.
- Practical Team Sports: How to improve performance in sport, knowledge of rules and regulations, as well as the ways in which you can measure and assess performance.
Added to this there will be 11 Specialist units to be taken, including a Work-Based Experience in sport.
This course is intended to cater for students who might not have the entry requirements for full AS courses. However, students applying for the course are expected to have achieved an average of C grade in most of their GCSE subjects.
Please note that all units for this Diploma are coursework.
Students will gain a nationally recognised level 3 vocational qualification which will allow them either to enter employment or progress to higher education.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Hale School directly.