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Sport and Physical Activity Development BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma at Congleton High School

Course description

This course is suitable for students who may wish to enter employment or further education within the world of sport, specifically the sports coaching and leisure industry.

The BTEC NQF Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A levels.

This course has been developed to provide a preparation for employment and / or to provide career development opportunities for those seeking employment in the sporting sector. You will also improve functional skills such as literacy, numeracy, using ICT, research, presentation and discussion skills.

Course content

You will study 15 Units for the Extended Diploma:

Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming
Unit 3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 4 Sports Leadership
Unit 5 Application of Fitness Testing
Unit 6 Sports Psychology
Unit 7 Practical Sports Performance
Unit 9 Research Methods in Sport
Unit 10 Sport Events Organisation
Unit 14 Exercise and Circuit Based Physical Activity
Unit 18 Work Experience in Active Leisure
Unit 19 Development and provision of Sport and Physical Activity
Unit 26 Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport
Unit 27 The Athletes Lifestyle
Unit 28 Sports Performance Analysis

Entry requirements

Students wishing to complete the BTEC National Diploma should have achieved at least a grade B at GCSE level Physical Education or a minimum Merit on the BTEC Sport course in key stage 4. A genuine interest in sport (preferably including participation in extra-curricular activities) is obviously expected!


You will be taught through discussion work, lectures, practical experiences and guest speakers. You will be expected to take on increasing responsibility for your own learning by developing presentations to your group and researching topics. An ability to organise your time well and adhere to deadlines is essential for this course.

Unit assessment is assessed through a variety of means such as written information, witness and observational statements and video/picture logs. This is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Units 1 & 2 are externally assessed.

Future opportunities

This course has been developed to meet the employment opportunities within the sport and leisure industry that include:
- Health/lifestyle services
- Coaching/teaching/training
- Outdoor Education institutions
- Professional sport and performance
- Health promotion
- Community development officers
- Sports development officers

Further information

This course can be taken in conjunction with other vocational or academic courses at Congleton High School Sixth Form or The Congleton College. On
successful completion of these qualifications, learners may progress into or within employment and / or continue their study in the vocational area through to University. This course could also be combined with a substantial component of training which is delivered by The Congleton College in the work place.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Congleton High School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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