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Sport - BTEC Level 3 at Clevedon School

Course description

“Sport is a universal language, building more bridges between people than anything else I can think of.”

Sebastian Coe

This course offers students the chance to develop key knowledge and the practical skills required to excel in the sport specialism. The BTEC Level 3 course is an exciting worthwhile programme for those interested in a career in the sports industry.

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 in Sport course is for anyone who enjoys practical performance and wants to develop their knowledge of theoretical concepts in sport. The BTEC course allows students to study in depth a wide range of areas within sport, including: anatomy and physiology, risk in sport, coaching and many more. The course will develop their skills in a number of key elements including organisation and time management. There are plenty of University options to pursue following this course.

Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

Year 12 Units

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology
  • The physiology of fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for sport and exercise

Year 13 Units

  • Sports coaching
  • Sport nutrition
  • Practical individual sport

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport; Development, coaching and fitness (double award)

The same units as above plus:

  • Sports development
  • Current issues in sport
  • Sports injuries
  • Sport rules, regulations and officiating
  • Leadership in sport

Entry requirements


In order to be admitted onto Level 3 courses, students should satisfy all the following requirements:

  • At the end of Year 11 secure a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C at GCSE.
  • Secured at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject that the student wishes to study at Post 16, or the same grade in a related subject where it has not been previously studied GCSE.
  • Have demonstrated, through their previous education career, the level of self-motivation and commitment required for Post 16 study.

NB. In exceptional cases one or more of the above requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Headteacher or his designated member of staff. The school reserves the right not to admit onto the requested course, despite meeting the above requirements, if on educational grounds it is not considered to be appropriate to the needs and ability of the student concerned.

Future opportunities

Studying a BTEC Level 3 can be a useful ‘stepping stone’ towards a wide variety of careers in the sports industry. This could be in the leisure and health industry, coaching or sports management, to name but a few. There are many universities who offer a future pathway from this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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