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Sport Studies - BTEC Subsidiary Diploma -Level 3 at Bolton St Catherine's Academy

Course description

This covers all you need to know about sport and the leisure sector at the level you’re studying. It offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter. You will cover aspects of anatomy and physiology looking at how we are structured and how we function, how we can test and then develop and the retest the effects of fitness training and programming, as well understanding and being able to assess the risks that are posed during the organisation, running of and participation in sport. We also look at how well we can perform as practical team players, what our knowledge and capabilities are in sport, and how these can be affected by our own thoughts, others and the environment around us.

Course content

What will I study on this course?

There will be six units, including core units and specialist units.

Each unit entails sixty hours of guided learning time. Students will be required to complete the units based on what they have learned practically and theoretically. The course has been structured to allow students maximum flexibility in selecting specialist units, so that particular interests and career aspirations within sport can be reflected in the choice of combinations. There are no examinations on this course, all work is presented in portfolios, with each portfolio having four to five tasks outlined through an assessment brief. This will be given to the students at the start of each unit.

Entry requirements

What do I need?

5 GCSE grade A*-C including PE or sport.

Future opportunities

What does it prepare me for?

This course prepares young people for careers in the sports sector and industry, and provides education and training for sports related personnel who are employed in a variety of work such as fitness, coaching and outdoor pursuits. Students are motivated through on-going assessment and practical learning and boosts self esteem through peer assessment. BTEC qualifications are recognised by employers and educational institutes and form entries to degree level study.

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: 17 May 2017
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Key information

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