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Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Sport at Newquay Tretherras School

Course description

This course covers the diversity of the sports industry, looking at sectors such as sports coaching, training and fitness programs, sports injuries, sports leadership and outdoor education. The course will allow students to develop skills and abilities enabling them to progress onto higher education and into employment in the Sports Industry.

Course content

Year 1 Topics studied

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sport Coaching
  • Current issues in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Work Experience.

Year 2 Topics studied

  • Practical Team Sports
  • Sports Injuries
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • The Athletes Lifestyle
  • Organising Sports Events
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Instructing Physical Activities and Exercise.

Entry requirements

5 C grades at GCSE


This is an 18 unit vocational based course which is equivalent to 3 A Level’s over a 2 year period. It involves project/ research based coursework, with no final exam. Each of the 18 units involve producing evidence through presentations, practical assessment and project work.

Future opportunities

This course is ideal if you want to pursue a career in the sports industry, such as personal trainer, sports coaching, sports development or teaching.
It also allows you go onto to study a sport related course at higher education.

Further information

Outside of the Classroom
Additional qualifications included on the course

  • FA Level 1 Coaches Award.
  • Emergency 1st Aid.

Possible Additional Qualifications

  • NARS National Pool Lifeguard Course

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newquay Tretherras School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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    • I believe that Newquay Tretherras has a unique family identity, offering something special to its students. Our aim at Post 16 is to continue to provide you with an excellent education, combined with a wide range of opportunities to develop the qualities and personal social skills you need to make a successful transition to the next stage in your lives. We have an extremely positive Sixth Form ethos, and all students enjoy being part of a community in which they come first.

      We are proud of the contribution our Sixth Form makes to the life of NT. Not only do we achieve great results, we aim to make your time in the Sixth Form an enriching, worthwhile experience. Our Tutor team is highly experienced and dedicated: we pride ourselves on the level of care and guidance we offer, and the team will constantly monitor individual progress to ensure that no one falls behind.

      Our key guarantees to you are:

      • High quality academic teaching, with a friendly and adult approach
      • Excellent relationships with staff who know you well
      • Outstanding individual personal support to motivate and inspire you to succeed
      • Involvement in leadership and elite programmes
      • Involvement in our unique “Future Pathways” schemes to ensure successful transfer to the next stage
      • Opportunities to participate in innovative “Internship” programmes
      • Dedicated Sixth Form facilities, including a fully staffed and well equipped private study room
      • Bursaries and financial support for transport for those in need
      • Forging a strong bond between students, Newquay Tretherras and our Parents who remain a major part of our partnership

      I look forward to welcoming you into NT6.