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Sport (Performance & Excellence) BTEC National Level 3 Diploma at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

The BTEC National Diploma in Sports performance and Excellence is a practical, work related course, it is equivalent in size to 2 A Levels. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands as well as written examinations and a task. The course is multi-disciplinary, encouraging the development of a range of skills and emphasising independent learning. It combines theory with practical work, and is taught and assessed through activities closely related to the sports industry. As well as formal teaching and practical activities, the course will include role-play, group work, discussions and debates, research, visiting speakers and visits to external organisations.

Entry requirements

Merit in Level 2 BTEC Sport or Distinction in any other Level 2 BTEC or GCSE Grade B in English Language. An interview may also be required.


  • Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2 Fitness Traning and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
    Task set and marked by the exam board
  • Unit 3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry
    Internal Assessment
  • Unit 4 Application of Fitness Testing
    Internal Assessment
  • Unit 5 Sports Psychology
    Internal Assessment
  • Unit 6 Coaching in Performance
    Internal Assessment
  • Unit 7 Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport
    Internal Assessment
  • Unit 8 The Athlete‚Äôs Lifestyle
    Internal Assessment
  • Unit 9 Sports Performance Analysis
    Internal Assessment
  • Unit 10 Sports Leadership
    Internal Assessment

Future opportunities

This qualification is primarily designed to support progression to employment after further study at university. However, it also supports learners who choose to progress directly to employment, as the transferable knowledge, understanding and skills will give learners an advantage in applying for a range of entry level roles or 'school leaver' industry training programmes and Higher Apprenticeships in areas such as sport and fitness training, coaching, and sports performance research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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