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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate and Diploma at Sir Harry Smith Community College

Course description

COURSE OVERVIEW  The course consists of 3 mandatory units:

Anatomy and Physiology - Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the eneergy systems.

Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being - Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client's health and wellbeing.

Professional Development in the Sports Industry - Learners explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

It also has optional units, including:

  • Sports Leadership
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sports Performance

 

 

Course content

This course contains 3 mandatory units:

Anatomy and Physiology - Learners explore the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals fo the energy system.

Fitness Training and programming in Health, Sport and Wellbeing - learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods, and fitness programming to support improvements in a client's health and wellbeing.

professional Development in teh Sports Industry - Learners explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

It also has optional units, including:

  • Sports Leadership
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sports Performance

Entry requirements

A minimum of Grade C at GCSE or higher, including English and Maths. An enthusiasm for sport and an ability to use practical knowledgte to explain theoretical descriptions.

Assessment

There are 3 main forms of assessment for this qualification - external, internal and synoptic.

The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Sport suite are:

  • Examinations - all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome
  • Set tasks - learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.

the styles of internal assessment include; writing up the findings of their own research, using case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations, carrying out projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes and sdemostrating practical and technical skills using appropriate tools / processes etc.

Synoptic assessment requires learners to demonstrate they can identify and use effectively, in an integrated way, ann appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole sector. Synoptic units may be internally or externally assessed.

Future opportunities

The qulaification is generally taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning. It carries UCAS points and is recognised by Higher Education providers as contributing to the entry requirements for a wide range of degree programmes especially those that have an aspect of sport within them. For example, be taken alongside other level 3 qualifications for those wishing to complete degrees in Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Education or Sport and Business.

 

 

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact the Careers Coordinator at the College.

This course is usually delivered as part of a full time programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Harry Smith Community College directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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