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Sport and Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description

This course is designed for students who would like to pursue a career within the sport and exercise science industry. Students will develop the skills regarded as essential at degree level and within employment. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to develop and apply their entrepreneurial skills in a range of scenarios.

Entry requirements

In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

Grade C in Core Science and Grade C in Maths


The majority of the course is assessed via coursework, however a total of 4 units out of the 13 will be assessed via an end of unit exam (see below):


Unit 1: Sport and Exercise Physiology

Unit 2: Functional Anatomy

Unit 3: Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Unit 13: Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance


Students coursework will be assessed in a variety of ways including written assignments, presentations; consultations; practical assessments; video evidence and creative work such as posters or models produced.

Future opportunities

With this qualification students can go on to university to study sport and exercise science, physiotherapy and other sports-related courses. They can also consider employment as a fitness trainer or a sports coach.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.