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Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma at North Leamington School

Course description

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport covers a wide range of Sport related topic areas ranging from Sports Coaching, Organising Sports Event, Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Nutrition and Sports Psychology. This course provides a balance of theory based and practical lessons and intends to provide students with the foundations for a career or further study within the sport and exercise field.

Course content

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport is an alternative to A-Levels. It is the perfect course for those who have completed the BTEC Level 2 or those who have already decided that Sport is the area they want to focus on and gain a career in. It is taught by the PE Department and is assessed through a mixture of coursework and external assessments.

You will study a variety of units in Year 12 and Year 13, these include:

- Anatomy and Physiology
- Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing
- Professional Development in the Sports Industry
- Sports Leadership
- Application of Fitness Testing
- Sports Psychology
- Practical Sports Performance
- Coaching for Performance
- Research Methods in Sport
- Development and Provision of Sport and
- Physical Activity

Each unit is assessed in different ways. This ranges from an external examination, practical demonstrations, posters, leaflets, fact sheets, written work and presentations.


In addition to the BTEC Sport Qualification, NLS Sixth Form also offers a Coaching Studies course through which students can obtain Level 1 Coaching Awards in sports such as Gym Instructing, Football or Netball as well as First Aid qualifications. This is underpinned by a Level 3 award in Higher Sports Leadership which carries UCAS points.

The course is intended to enable students to get experience as a Sports Coach as well as providing them with the qualifications necessary to pursue a career in coaching and potentially earn money during further education. This qualification allows participants to explore sports promotion, discover personal coaching styles, develop officiating skills, and learn technical and tactical components of a variety of sports whilst also increasing their knowledge of Sports Science. Qualifications obtained will be dependent upon which awards best suit the needs of the students but will included a variety of NVQ Coaching Awards, NGB Coaching Qualifications and generic First Aid Certificates. The school has developed a number of partnerships that offer further opportunities to gain voluntary experience in the community and beyond, including the FA, Leamington FC and Coerver Coaching UK.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport is equivalent to three A-Levels and is recognised by the majority of further education colleges. It is an excellent basis for further study of employment in the sport and leisure industry. Whether you are a talented sportsperson or you want to get a qualification studying a subject you enjoy, this is the course for you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Leamington School directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2017
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