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Sports Development, Coaching & Fitness - Extended Diploma at Lordswood Sixth Form Centre

Course description

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Development, Coaching & Fitness

Course content

Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport

Unit 4: Fitness Training and Program

Unit 5: Sports Coaching

Unit 6: Sports Development

Unit 7: Fitness Testing and Sports Exercise

Unit 8: Practical Team Sport

Unit 9: Practical Individual Sport

Unit 11: Sports Nutrition

Unit 12: Current Issues in Sport

Unit 14: Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

Unit 16: Exercise for Specific Groups

Unit 17: Psychology for Sports Performance

Unit 18: Sports Injuries

Unit 22: Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

Unit 23: Organising Sports Events

Unit 25: Sport as a Business

Unit 26: Work Experience in Sport

Can be studied as a subsidiary diploma (worth 1 A Level)

Entry requirements

Five C grades at GCSE.


Internally assessed through assignments and coursework.

Future opportunities

Students can go on to study HND and degree courses in physical education, sports development and sports coaching or into related apprenticeships.

Further information

What skills do I need to develop to be successful on this course?

The ability to manage time effectively and conduct independent research in order to meet the coursework deadlines and meet the assessment criteria.

What other subjects compliment Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness?

Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness is often studied with biology as the two subjects complement each other very well. For those students wishing to go into sports therapy, sports psychology, physiotherapy or coaching, the combination with psychology is highly beneficial.

How will I be taught?

Combination of practical and theory lessons. The units of work will be delivered by four members of staff. This course will be delivered in collaboration with external providers. There is also a work experience component attached to this course.

Student Testimonial, why study Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness?

Such a wide range of topics covered on the course, I had no idea sport was such a wide-ranging topic. I loved doing PE at school and this course is helping me on my route to becoming a PE teacher. It is hard getting used to the different units but completing the assessments regularly suited my learning needs much more. I always hated exams. All of the PE staff are so helpful, they are always making the course fun and enjoyable whilst also giving advice on the best ways to complete the assignments. I love that we still get to do some practical units! Year 13 students

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lordswood Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2015
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