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Sport BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Tavistock Community College

Course description

The BTEC qualifications in Sport have been designed to build on learning from Key Stage 4 and for those who may wish to explore a vocational route at level 3 alongside other A-Level studies. This course has been developed to allow both progressions for those students who studied BTEC Sport at level 2 as well as a new opportunity for those students who have an interest in the sports industry. At AS level you will study 4 units of varied topics to enable you to be awarded a BTEC Certificate which is equivalent to an AS level. The option is then to continue to study the BTEC for a second year and complete a further 3 units so to be awarded with the subsidiary diploma which is equivalent to a full A-Level. The 4 units to be studied in the first year are: • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport • The Physiology of Fitness • Assessing Risk in Sport • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades including a merit or distinction in BTEC Sport level 2 or a grade C or above in GCSE PE.


The assessment approach for these BTEC qualifications allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards meeting the unit assessment and grading criteria. It is important that during the course learners take on the role of being employed within the sport and active leisure industry when completing assignments. This is be achieved by setting assignments with a scenario which reflects tasks/ projects that sports employees would be undertaking in the workplace. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including workplace assessment, role play and presentations.

Future opportunities

This course has the potential to lead into a range of careers in the sports and leisure industry by means of direct employment or further education in sports science, teaching or coaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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