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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Brownhills School

Course description

This award offers an engaging programme for those who are clear that PE and sport is the area of employment they wish to enter. It provides a narrow, but specialist, qualification for students to then progress to a higher education degree, apprenticeship or job within the sports sector.

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a qualification that is directly equivalent to three full A-Levels and carries a maximum of 420 UCAS points. In the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport, you will study 19 units over two years covering a range of topics.

These will be:

Year 12

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport (5 credits)
  • The Physiology of Fitness (5 credits)
  • Assessing Risk in Sport (10 credits)
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise (10 credits)
  • Fitness Training and Programming (10 credits)
  • Leadership in Sport (10 credits)
  • Current Issues in Sport (10 credits)
  • Practical Individual Sports (10 credits)
  • Sports Injuries (10 credits)
  • Organising Sports Events (10 credits)

Year 13

  • Work Experience in Sport (10 credits)
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport (10 credits)
  • Sports Development (10 credits) • Sports Coaching (10 credits)
  • Practical Team Sports (10 credits) • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (10 credits)
  • Psychology for Sports Performance (10 credits)
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle (10 credits)
  • Talent Identification and Development in Sport (10 credits)

Entry requirements

Admission criteria varies according to the programme. Priority will be given on all courses to students who have an A*- C in English and Maths.


This course comprises of 100% coursework completed in practical and theoretical units. Assignments will be based on realistic workplace situations. You will be taught by specialist teachers in classrooms and have access to the sports hall, gym, tennis courts, swimming pool, field and fitness room. Projects are submitted for marking on a regular basis throughout the course.

They are assessed internally by your teachers and then moderated by the Edexcel. Work is graded and written feedback provided, enabling students to gauge how well they are doing on the course. Feedback will help you to see the strengths of your work, as well as allowing you to reflect on areas which can be developed further. Your work will be graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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