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Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport at Dartford Science & Technology College

Course description

This qualification aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of sport and physical activity. You will gain an insight into the sector as you investigate opportunities for delivering sport and physical activity to a wide range of participants. Students will complete the following units: Unit 1: Body Systems— gain an understanding of the structures and functions of the key body systems, how these support and impact performance in sport. Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Leadership - explore the roles and responsibilities of coaches and leaders and how these differ from each other. Be involved in delivering and teaching sport and physical activity. Unit 3: Sports Organisation—gain an understanding of the organisations involved in sport in the UK, their roles and responsibilities and how they work together. Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport—learn how to apply skills, tactics, techniques and knowledge in individual sports, team sports and outdoor activities which will allow you to participate effectively, safely and enjoyably. Unit 19: Psychology in Sport—learn different motivations that people have for participating in sport.

Course content

This qualification aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of sport and physical activity. You will gain an insight into the sector as you investigate opportunities for delivering sport and physical activity to a wide range of participants. Students will complete the following units: Unit 1: Body Systems— gain an understanding of the structures and functions of the key body systems, how these support and impact performance in sport. Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Leadership - explore the roles and responsibilities of coaches and leaders and how these differ from each other. Be involved in delivering and teaching sport and physical activity. Unit 3: Sports Organisation—gain an understanding of the organisations involved in sport in the UK, their roles and responsibilities and how they work together. Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport—learn how to apply skills, tactics, techniques and knowledge in individual sports, team sports and outdoor activities which will allow you to participate effectively, safely and enjoyably. Unit 19: Psychology in Sport—learn different motivations that people have for participating in sport.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades 9-4 including English and Maths.

Assessment

Unit 1 has a 1.5 hours written exam. Unit 3 has a 1 hour written exam. Units 2, 18 and 19 are internally assessed through coursework and a practical activity.

Future opportunities

Higher Education and Career Opportunities: This qualification is recognised for UCAS tariff points and provides a strong base for progression to university. It also enables students to seek apprenticeships or employment in either a more ‘office-based’ role such as a Sport Development Officer or Community Sport Officer or it can be in a more ‘field-based’ role such as a Senior Sports Coach or Senior Activity Leader.

Further information

You are actively encouraged to attend or even lead extra-curricular activities as well as becoming members of clubs outside the college in order to improve your own understanding of sport and participation.

Most students also complete a Community Sports Leadership Award alongside this course. Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme also compliments this award.

Students studying this course often chose subjects such as A level Applied Science, A Level Psychology or BTEC Health and Social Care.

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: 14 November 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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