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BTEC Sport Permance & Excellence Level 3 (National Diploma) at The Bulwell Academy

Course description


The course is an active and enjoyable way to study Sport and gain an understanding of the Sport Industry. The course aims to provide students with opportunities to carry out practical work and develop skills and appropriate knowledge to enable progression to both Higher Education and employment.

The course aims to provide students with skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career within the broad field of Sport. BTEC Sport will not only lead to employment but can open the door to University, studying Leisure and Recreation and Sports related Degrees.

Course content


You will study nine mandatory units plus nine optional units.

Mandatory Units:

Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

Unit 2: The Physiology of Fitness

Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport

Unit 4: Fitness Training and Programming

Unit 7: Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

Unit 11: Sports Nutrition

Unit 17: Psychology for Sports Performance

Unit 23: Organising Sports Events

Unit 28: Athletes Lifestyle


Optional Units:

Unit 5: Sports Coaching

Unit 8: Practical Team Sport

Unit 12: Current Issues in Sport

Unit 14: Exercise, Health and Lifestyle

Unit 18: Sports Injuries

Unit 19: Analysis of Sports Performance

Unit 22: Rules, Regulations and officiating in Sport

Unit 26: Work Experience in Sport

Unit 27 Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport

Unit 41: Profiling Sports Performance


Entry requirements


Entry on to this course will require you to achieve 5 GCSEs including English and Maths.


Assignment Based

Future opportunities


  • Progression to higher education – sports science, physical education, sports and exercise science, sports coaching, sports development and health and physical fitness.
  • Careers such as commercial and community sport management, local authority and voluntary sector sport, and public services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bulwell Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years