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Sport Science BTEC Certificate leading to Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at Havering Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is a scientific sports course, suitable for those students who are interested in learning about the science of sport and the anatomy of the body. It is equivalent to 1 A Level and does not involve a practical assessment in a chosen sport. If a student has not got CC in GCSE Sciences, they can study the Sports Development BTEC Subsidiary Certificate/Diploma in Sport.

Every year more and more people take up sport and the fitness and leisure industry is growing.

Sport influences all aspects of our lives - our health and fitness, the way we feel, the way we look, the way we act. In this course you will explore the link between these concepts and develop the knowledge and skills to effectively argue for sport’s continued position at the heart of our society.

Course content

Students will experience a variety of learning and teaching methods which will fully aid the completion of their assignment work. They will study three units of sports knowledge in year one, including anatomy, physiology and sports psychology. Three further units will be studied in the second year, including sports nutrition and current issues in sport.

You can expect to:

  • Study anatomy, physiology and sports psychology
  • Study the physiological effects of exercise
  • Learn about health and safety in sport
  • Learn about training, including sports nutrition
  • Take part in presentations and role plays,
  • organising events and a residential visit
  • Complete written assignments

Entry requirements

Five Grade Cs at GCSE including a Grade C in English GCSE and CC Grade Science GCSE.


Exam Board – Edexcel

100% Coursework/Assignments.

Future opportunities

This is a useful qualification for progression onto a Sports Science degree at university and it is a solid foundation for employment in many sports areas such as coaching, teaching, fitness and leisure industry, personal fitness, journalism or sports therapy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September