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BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport (Level 3) at Maltby Academy

Course description

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.

Course content

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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.

Entry requirements

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

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Future opportunities

This course could lead on to Primary/Secondary Teaching, Sports Coach, Physiotherapy, Police, Leisure Management, Sports Leader, Sports Mentor.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 10 January 2017

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