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BTEC National in sport Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (Coaching development & fitness) at Walker Technology College

Course description

BTEC Nationals are qualifications that are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment or higher education. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those already in work. The course will suit you if you have a keen interest in sport and you prefer to complete coursework rather than sit an exam.

What Units will I study?

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Exercise, Health and lifestyle
  • Leadership in Sport (Optional)

What does the course offer?

Each unit has a grading grid which contains statements of the assessment criteria used to determine the evidence that each learner must produce in order to receive a pass, merit or distinction grade. It is important to note that the merit and distinction grading criteria refer to a qualitative improvement in the learner’s evidence. When finishing the course you will receive broadly the equivalent to 1 GCE A level for a Subsidiary Diploma. If you are performing to a high enough standard you will be asked to stay on a further year to complete either a Diploma in sport (Development, coaching and fitness) equivalent to 2 GCE A levels or Extended Diploma in sport (Development, coaching and fitness) equivalent to 3 GCE A levels.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

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