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Sport BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at Okehampton College

Course description

A broad basis of study for the sport sector. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

Learners will complete four Units over the two year Course, Anatomy and Physiology (assessed with a written exam), Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (externally marked controlled assessment), and either Practical Sports Performance or Sports Psychology (internally assessed coursework).

Each module of work is graded as Pass, Merit, or Distinction. Gaining an overall Pass from the Btec Award in Sport is worth 40 points on the UCAS tariff, equivalent to an E grade at ‘A’ Level. A Merit is worth 80 points, equal to an ‘A’ level C grade. A Distinction is worth 120 points or an ‘A’ level A grade, finally a Distinction * is worth 140 UCAS points

Future opportunities

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study. It combines well with a large number of subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in a very wide range of disciplines (depending on the subjects taken alongside). For learners who wish to study an aspect of sport in higher education, opportunities include:

- BA (Hons) in Sport Studies and Business, if taken alongside A Levels in Business and Maths
- BSC (Hons) in Sport Psychology, if taken alongside an A Level in Psychology
- BA (Hons) in Sports Education and Special and Inclusive Education, if taken alongside an A Level in English Language
- BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science if taken alongside A Level Physics


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Okehampton College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

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