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BTEC Foundation Diploma in Sport at Arthur Mellows Village College

Course description

Why should I study BTEC?

This course is respected by employers and Universities alike and provides learning opportunities that will allow students to gain a range of skills that support progression into the next stage of education or into many different avenues of employment. Students will develop throughout the course transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem solving and independent study. Research methods and analytical reasoning are also important skills that are developed throughout the course. They will gain a broad understanding of the many aspects of the sports industry as a whole and will be able to apply their knowledge in work related contexts.

Course content

What will I do during the course?

National Foundation Diploma students will study the following mandatory topics:

• Anatomy and Physiology

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

• Professional Development in the Sports Industry

• Sports Leadership

We have plenty of flexibility in selecting optional units and we can meet the needs and interests and career aspirations of the group.

• Application of Fitness Testing

• Sports Psychology

• Practical Sports Performance

• Coaching for Performance

• Research Methods

• Sports Event Organisation.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study a National Foundation Diploma in Sport will need to satisfy the entry requirements to Arthur Mellows Sixth Form. If students have studied Sports and Exercise at Level 2, they must have achieved at least a Pass or C grade. Enthusiasm for the subject and a good work ethic are also vital for success.


How will I be assessed?

Anatomy and Physiology will be assessed through a one hour and 30 minute examination. Fitness Testing will be a synoptic assessment, students work will be assessed externally through case studies, marked off site. All other units will be taught and assessed internally and assessed using a variety of ways, presentations, reports, etc.

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

Sport is a very vibrant industry in today’s world with many career options. Every year Sport and the active leisure sector outperforms the rest of the UK economy, particularly with the impetus the London 2012 has given us. BTEC Sport and Exercise Science can help prepare you for many different paths such as Physiotherapy, Journalism, Sport Coaching or Management to name but a few as Sport and Exercise scientists continue to be a growing presence in the world of sport. Whether you choose to continue onto further study at university or seek employment after the Sixth Form this course will have given you an insight into the rigours of the modern sport. You will develop many work based skills including team work, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines and presenting information effectively, all essential for the modern day work place.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arthur Mellows Village College directly.

Last updated date: 23 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years