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Sport and Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Hereford Sixth Form College

Course description

This BTEC qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and it can be used to access higher education programmes. It is a global study of physical education, sport and recreation and is a combination of theory and practical work.

If your GCSE profile is strong you can combine this course with an additional A Level subject.

Course content

This is a full-time course which expects you to be fully committed to the study of sport. You will gain an exceptional understanding of the sport and its related disciplines.

The course is based on continuous assessment and you will complete assignments for each course unit. The marks for these will make up your final grade. You must be prepared to work hard, continuously, throughout the two years.

You will become a more organised individual through the high level of self-discipline needed to meet the stringent assignment deadlines.
You will also develop your questioning and research skills.

Due to the complex nature of the course, you will be supported through a dedicated tutorial system which is designed to maximise your chances of achieving your target grade and chosen progression route.

Entry requirements

As a minimum, you will need qualifications equivalent to:

  • 20 points at GCSE Level.
  • A strong GCSE performance in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • BTEC First/Certificate/Diploma in a related subject.

You will also have an interview with the Head of Physical Education or a member of their team.

Future opportunities

This qualification is primarily aimed at those students who wish to follow a career in sport or sport related disciplines.

It has wide currency and students can expect to gain competitive, first choice offers from the major higher education establishments. A high percentage of students currently achieve top grades and maximum UCAS points.

It is also highly regarded by employers, and possible future careers include all sport related jobs such as coaching and sports development, teaching and coaching, physiotherapy and sports therapy, as well as the armed forces, the police and the fire service.

Further information

Field trips are arranged as part of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hereford Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017

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