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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development at St Wilfrids Catholic High School

Course description

The BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport is a 19 unit qualification that is equivalent to 3 A Levels.  The course is studied over a two year period and will consist of both practical and theoretical elements, delivered within 27 lessons over the two week timetable.  It is essential that students are motivated, organised and can take responsbility for their own learning.

Course content

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport is intended for post-16 learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the sports sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to three A Levels and has been designed as a full two-year programme


Pupils will study the following mandatory Units as well as 4 optional units;

• Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

• Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

• Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry

• Unit 4: Sports Leadership

• Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance

• Unit 8: Coaching for Performance

• Unit 9: Research Methods in Sport

• Unit 19: Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity

• Unit 22: Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

• Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport.


Entry requirements

You will need to have good knowledge of theoretical skills and be a competent performer.. Therefore we will expect you to have at least one of the following:

• GCSE PE minimum grade 5, or if PE has not been taken, GCSE Science minimum grade 5/6;




• Examinations – all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome

• Set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task. Some external assessments include a period of preparation using set information. External assessments are available twice a year



Future opportunities

Higher Education Physical Education courses at a large range of Universities. This could lead to careers in teaching, coaching, personal trainer and much more.




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: 20 July 2017
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