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Sport - BTEC Level 3 at Hanley Castle High School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport is equivalent to one A Level. The qualification would suit a student who has a keen interest in sport, providing a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background.

Over the two years, students will take an external exam in Anatomy and Physiology and will sit a 2 hour exam following a pre-release scenario on Fitness training and programming. They will sit two further units which will be assessed internally.

The projects that students undertake are graded as a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction.

Entry requirements

Students would benefit from previously studying Physical Education at GCSE level or Level 2 BTEC in Sport. C grades in GCSE PE and Science are recommended.


The BTEC Level 3 Diploma is assessed over two years through 2 externally assessed exams along with 2 units which are completed through real-life, work-based case studies.

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is designed to support progression to higher education. BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A level and are is highly valued by universities, further education colleges and employers alike. Areas such as teaching, leisure and recreation, sports coaching, sports psychology and fitness trainer can all been pursued.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hanley Castle High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September