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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport at Challenge College

Course description

BTEC National Award in Sport offers a focused vocational qualification for learners who wish to follow a program of study related to sport and working in the sports Industry. You learn by completing assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It is equivalent to 1 A level so when you have finished the course you will have the option to go to university or straight into the sporting world of work.

Course content

The Course - students take three core units:

  • The Body in Action
  • Health and Safety in Sport
  • Training and Fitness in Sport

Plus three units from the following specialist units:

  • Practical Team Sports or Practical individual sports
  • Sports Coaching or Leadership in Sport
  • Sports Development
  • Sport and Society
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Working with children in Sport
  • Work based Experience in Sport

Entry requirements

  • At least 5 GCSE's A-C
  • An interest in the sport
  • Excellent attendance
  • A safe and mature attitude!


This qualification will be assessed by a portfolio of work referenced against each of the grading criteria in the units. All units are assessed individually; the final grade is an aggregate of the unit grades achieved in the units.

Future opportunities

Gaining this qualification gives you the potential to access university courses or employment at the end of the 2 years. The qualification provides much of the underpinning knowledge as well as developing practical skills in preparation for work.

If you want to get a job straight away you could work in:

  • Sports Centres
  • Leisure Centre
  • Private Sports business
  • Sports Coaching and leadership

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years