BTEC National in Sport Level 3 Diploma at Bacon's College
The Physical Education Department is acknowledged as an area of outstanding practice within the College. The Bacon’s PE Department offers an extensive range of specialist coaches, some of which are in house, such as our resident full time Basketball Coach and several other external coaches that work within our extra curricular programme, which our students are able to benefit from their advanced knowledge.
The new BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) is a progressive course which has been designed specifically to fit the needs of the students in the local area.
The BTEC Nationals in Sport qualification provides an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport within one of its occupational areas. These areas include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, sports development and outdoor pursuits. The specification has been structured to allow learners maximum flexibility in selecting specialist units, so that particular interests and career aspirations within sport can be reflected in the choice of unit combinations.
The BTEC National Awards in Sport will give learners a solid foundation in the sector, enabling them to develop essential skills required for gaining employment, securing career progression, or progressing to further qualifications and training required to achieve their goals.
The Body in Action
Health and Safety in Sport
Training and Fitness for Sport
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Practical Team Sports
Practical Individual Sports
Outdoor and Adventure, Activities Sports, Nutrition Sport in Society, Leadership in Sport Exercise, Health and Lifestyle, Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise, Psychology for Sports, Performance Sports, Injuries Sport and Exercise, Massage Rules, Regulations and Officiating, Working with Children in Sport, Sport as a Business, Work-Based Experience in Sport
You should have 5 GCSE’s grades A*-C, including English Language and Mathematics. It would be beneficial to have studied full-course PE at GCSE. but this is not essential. If students have studied full-course PE, we will require a ‘B’ grade.
This course is assessed by 100% coursework and is worth the equivalent of two ALevel qualifications - organisation and good attendance are essential. Students must also express a passion for sport and be willing to improve their sports knowledge.
Students will also access a range of residential courses and NGB qualifications throughout the two-year course.
A BTEC in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness), would be beneficial to those wishing to pursue a career in Physiotherapy, Sports Teaching, Sports Management,Sports Science, Sports Coaching or other jobs within the sports industry.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.