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Sport Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma at Wales High School and Business and Enterprise College with Applied Learning

Course description

Course Overview

These sport qualifications are offered as a one or two year course.  OCR have designed refreshing and exciting content that’s up to date, engaging, fit for purpose and suitable for the needs of students.  Universities, Employers and Industry Specialists have been consulted throughout the creation of this course to ensure the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st Century.

The course consists of units which are internally assessed and coursework based, as well as examined units which are externally assessed.  Exams must be passed to achieve a grade overall. The first year of the course can be studied as a Certificate “single award” (worth one A-Level) or an Extended Certificate “double award” (worth two A-Levels) at completion.

Examination Board

The Examination Board for this course is OCR.

Where can this lead?

This course, when combined with other Level 3 qualifications, can lead students either into employment, be it through apprenticeships or directly, or further study at University.

Course Breakdown - Lower Sixth

Single Award “Certificate” (equivalent to an AS Level)


· Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Exercise

· Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership

Double Award “Extended Certificate” (equivalent to an A-Level)…as above, plus


· Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development

· Unit 8: Organisation of Sports Events

· Unit 18: Practical skills in Sport and Physical Activity

Course Breakdown - Upper Sixth

The Single Award Students will complete the additional three units above, to achieve the equivalent of a full A-Level. The Double Award students will complete a selection of other units (Performance Analysis, Sports Injuries, Fitness Testing) to take a qualification equivalent to two A-Levels, called the Technical Diploma.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at 9-4 including a grade 5 or above in Mathematics, English and Science, and a grade 5 or above in Science, as well as a Sport Qualification and a keen interest in Sport. A keen interest in sport is essential. Candidates must attend a course interview. All prospective candidates should talk to a member of the OCR Team before selecting this qualification. As the course is partly assessed by examination, a track record of exam success is essential.

Further information

All Vocational Courses now have an examination assessment element - this MUST be passed to gain a grade overall. 


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For further information, please contact: Mr R Napier /

or Mr D Riches /

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: 26 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years