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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport at The Hewett School

Course description

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport course is worth 60-credits and is the equivalent to 1 A-level. You will study several units over the two year course. There are 3 mandatory units, 1 mandatory specialist unit and 3 optional units. Possible units include ‘Practical Team Sports’ ‘Practical Individual Sports’, ‘Principles of Anatomy and Physiology’ and ‘Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise’. Each unit has accompanying grading criteria which must be met. Students are assessed by a variety of assignments.

There is also the option to top up to the 90-credit diploma, where students must study an EXTRA three units. This is equivalent to 1-and-a-half A-levels.

PE provides many possible career paths including PE teaching, sports coaching and officiating, the fitness, health and leisure industry, and physiotherapy. It also complements Biology as there is some theoretical crossover.

The Hewett School has 60 acres of land which includes three gymnasiums, 12 grass tennis courts and a swimming pool with a fitness suite. The school also has access to a new astroturf hockey pitch and the new Goals soccer centre, which has ten 5-a-side 3G pitches. We work closely with the Norwich School Sports Partnership. There are opportunities to participate in various tournaments and events throughout the year.

We are a friendly department with caring, approachable staff. We offer innovative, relaxed and enjoyable lessons. Theory lessons are delivered in a practical ‘fun’ way, which brings the material to life. All styles of learning are catered for to maximise your learning.

There are also opportunities to volunteer within the PE department, help with sports teams and even attend coaching / officiating courses.

A number of recreational clubs also exist if you just want to socialise and play sport.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years