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Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC Level 3 at Stanley Park High School

Course description

This course is ideal if you are looking for a career as a Sports Coach, P.E. Teacher, Sports Development Officer or any other career within the fitness industry.The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport is a theoretical course with some exam and practical based elements. It will give you an academic insight into the many areas of sporting study. As a Sports student at Stanley Park High you will have the opportunity to become a student athlete, combining your academic studies with sporting activities such as Football.

Course content

Year 12 Breakdown
1. Anatomy and Physiology – Written Exam.
2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – Task based (Set by Exam Board).
3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry – Assignment based task.

One Optional based Unit
4. Sports Leadership
5. Application of Fitness Testing
6. Sports Psychology
7. Practical Sports Performance

Year 13 Breakdown
5. Application of Fitness Testing
6. Sports Psychology
8. Coaching for Performance
26. Technical And Tactical Demands of Sport
27. The Athletes Lifestyle
28. Sports Performance Analysis

One Optional based Unit
13. Instructing Gym Based Exercise
14. Exercise and Circuit Based Physical Activity
17. Sports Injury Management
25. Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

Entry requirements

5 A*-C Grades or Merit/Distinction BTEC Sports Level 2


All assessment is carried out by your teacher who assesses your portfolio of work for each unit. You will be taught both in the classroom and in our practical facilities, in order to develop both your theoretical knowledge and your application of this to sport. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including assignment work, presentations, exams and formal observation. The ability to meet deadlines will be crucial to your success.

Future opportunities

Progression to a degree course at university including: Physiotherapy, Teaching, Sport & Exercise Science and Sports Therapy. Employment opportunities include: Teaching, Sports Coaching, Health & Fitness industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanley Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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