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BTEC Physical Education Level 3 at Kirkby College

Course description

The Level 3 BTEC Sport Course is designed to provide a highly specialised work related qualification in the vocational sector. The course provides the learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for employment.

Course content

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Physiology of fitness
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Fitness Testing for sport
  • Practical sports (individual/team)
  • Leadership in sport
  • Work experience in sport
  • Current issues in sport


  • Portfolio of Coursework.
  • Practical Assessments.
  • Online Exams for 2 units.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course, you may wish to progress to college to complete a foundation degree in sport, or to university to do BA (Hons) Sports Studies (top-up) programme. Alternatively, you could progress on to the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science.

If you were to be seeking employment, opportunities exist in a range of related careers such as sports development, sports therapy, sports medicine, personal training, teaching or the uniformed services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kirkby College directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

Key information

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