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Sport : Level 3 National Extended Diploma at Gateway College

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is an academic, practical and vocational course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities in addition to a number of externally set tasks and exams.

The course will develop your academic understanding of the sports industry. In addition, you will develop your sporting performance and expand your personal skills through leasdership within lessons.

This qualification is equivalent to three A Levels.

Course content

During this course you will build a portfolio of evidence which will include a variety of assessment evidence including witness testimonies, practical observations, written/oral questions, essays, reports, projects and presentations.

1st year : 90 Credit Diploma in Sport (Equivalent to 1.5 AS Levels)

2nd year : Extended Diploma in Sport (Equivalent to 3 A Levels) 

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English, Maths and science at grade 4. It would be beneficial to have a relevant level 2 qualification in sport  for e.g.

A GCSE in Physical Education at a grade 4 or above, or Level 2 Sport at a Merit Grade.

Assessment

Assessment of 90-Credit Diploma in Sport

Assessed by the completion of internal and external assessments. 7 units will be studied consisting of 2 externally assessed and 5 internally assessed.

The externally assessed units are assessed by a set task or a written exam are:

  • Anotomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

The internally assessed units that comprise the course are as follows:

  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Coaching for Performance

 

Assessment of Extended Diploma in Sport

Assessed by the completion of internal and external assessments. 7 units will be studied consisting of 2 externally assessed and 5 internally assessed.

  • The externally assessed units are assessed by a set task or a written exam are:
  • Development and Provision of Sport
  • Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry.

The internally assessed units that comprise the course are as follows:

  • Sports Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Technical and Tactical Demands in Sport
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport.

 

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

Learners who complete the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma often go onto further or higher education, studying HNDs or Degrees in a range of disciplines including Sports Coaching, Sports Business, Sports Science, Sports Journalism or Physical Education Teaching qulaifications. Others have continued their studies with us to pursue careers in the fitness industry with our REPs accredited AIQ qualifications in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at www.gateway.ac.uk or see our prospectus.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2018
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