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Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Barking Abbey School

Course description

These awards are widely recognized by Universities offering Sports Science related degrees. Due to the nature of these courses successful students could gain places in teacher training centres. For those wishing to pursue a career in Sports Management, vocational qualifications gained through BTEC programmes are accepted in Universities.

The courses consist of a wide variety of modules that are continually assessed by means of assignments, projects and presentations.

Course content

The Diploma is now 8 units with 6 being mandatory units and a further 2 optional units.

The mandatory units are:

  1. Sport and Exercise Physiology
  2. Functional Anatomy
  3. Applied sport and exercise psychology
  4. Field and Laboratory based fitness testing
  5. Applied Research Methods in sport and exercise science
  6. Coaching for Performance and Fitness

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grades A* - C and above including English and Science (some degree courses require Maths as an entry requirement) Level 2 BTEC Diplomas in a related subject e.g., Sport Science/Sport and Exercise Sciences at merit level or higher or PE GCSE Grade C.


Of the above units some are now externally assessed via examinations and external marking.

The following units are now examination based:  

  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Functional Anatomy.

The following units are now set and marked externally by Pearsons:

  • Applied sport and exercise psychology
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Science.

Future opportunities

Sports Management, Physiotherapy, Sports Psychology, Health and Fitness Industry, Sports Injuries Clinics, Sports Development, Coaching, Sports Therapy and Teaching.

Further information

If you require more information contact Mr Williams in the PE Department

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 October 2016
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