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Triple BTEC in Sport (Performance & Excellence) at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description


This BTEC in Sport (Performance & Excellence) course focuses on developing an individuals understanding of the skills and knowledge required to enter the sports industry whilst still being able to develop their own practical performance. Sports leadership, coaching and the development of a sports performer are key themes that run through this course.

This course is an Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels). It is also available as a Level 3 BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels) or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (single award).

Course content


Year one includes:

  • Developing training programmes for sports performance
  • Measuring and understanding fitness requirements
  • How the body works in high level sports performers
  • Nutrition for sports performance

Year two includes:

  • The lifestyle of an elite sports performer
  • The psychological requirements for sports performance
  • Work experience placement in the sports industry
  • Analysing individual and team performance
  • An understanding of the current issues in sport
  • Sports event planning and management

Entry requirements

Students must have a strong interest in sport - both the practical and theoretical aspects.


100% coursework

Exam board: Edexcel (BTEC)

Future opportunities

After completing the course students can work towards a number of careers, for example sports journalism, sports development, PE teaching, sports coaching, sports equipment design, personal training. Over 90% of our students progress on to higher education to degree courses in sport.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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      Blackpool Sixth is the Fylde Coast’s leading provider of A levels and BTEC courses.


      With a choice of over 50 advanced level options, specialist teaching and fantastic facilities, Blackpool Sixth gives all its students the perfect springboard to university and great careers.

      Blackpool Sixth’s course range is extremely wide with A levels and BTEC options. Students are able to put together a programme which exactly matches their interests and future ambitions.

      Summer 2012 saw the completion of a £23.7 million development to our campus which has created an excellent learning environment for students.

      In 2011 we were awarded Teaching School status in partnership with Hodgson Academy. The the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance will take a national and regional lead in both shaping and delivering the training and professional development of current and future generations of teachers. Working with high quality graduates and educational leaders of the future will enable us to maintain and improve our teaching standards to the benefit of all our students.