BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport (Level 3) at Maltby Academy
The National Diploma is such a varied course - it gives you a great idea about what working in the sports sector will be like. Work placement is a brilliant way to starting using your new skills straight away. This course is equivalent to 1 A Level and can be studied alongside other qualifications.
Unit 1 - Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 2 - Physiology of Fitness
Unit 3 - Assessing Risk
Unit 12 - Work Experience
In Year 1, students learn about the body systems which contribute to sports performance, how the body reacts to exercise over the long and short term and how to investigate the effects of exercise on the body. Students also learn about the potential risks which arise in sport and how to minimise them. In addition students also complete a work placement giving valuable context to the theoretical content they have learned.
Unit 5 - Sports Coaching
Unit 7 - Fitness Testing
Unit 12 - Current Issues in Sport
In Year 2 students consolidate the knowledge they have acquired in Year 1, applying it to practical settings to develop a skill set that will allow them to progress to further learning or an employment setting. In addition they will learn about current issues that affect sport and society.
5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths at a grade 5+
Externally Assessed exam in Anatomy & Physiology
Externally set and marked tasks by Pearson UK
Links to National Occupational Standards
This course could lead on to Primary/Secondary Teaching, Sports Coach, Physiotherapy, Police, Leisure Management, Sports Leader, Sports Mentor.
To find out more about this qualification, contact Mr McNabb at Maltby Academy.
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.