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Sport and Exercise Science: BTEC National Diploma Double at The Howard School

Course description

The course is a practical, work related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace assignments, activities and demands. The course is an introduction to a range of topic areas that will be covered by students who wish to pursue a career in Sport and Exercise Science, and provides an excellent platform upon which students can develop their understanding of the subject as a whole.

The students have to complete 8 units. 5 of these units are mandatory and there are 3 other units to complete.

Applications made to The Howard School can be made by both male and female students.


Course content

Students will be expected to complete coursework for all the units except Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology. There are normally between 3 and 5 assignments in each unit. Students are expected to complete work in lessons, during study periods and at home. Students should be reading journals and opinion pieces to assist in their coursework writing and understanding.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Science and a Grade 4 in GCSE English.


Units are assessed both internally and externally by EDXCEL. There are 2 topic areas that are now assessed via an exam set by the external verifiers (Physiology and Anatomy) and one topic area that will assess the students understanding in the form of a case study (Psychology), for which they will receive assessment information in advance before completing an exam based on this information. The other units are assessed internally before being externally moderated by the exam board.

Future opportunities

What courses or employment can I progress to at the end of the course? It is equivalent to two A’ levels which would allow you to pursue a career in the expanding sport and leisure industry or progress to a higher education course. The course allows the students to delve into a range of topic areas, all with a vocational context, so that they have an understanding of how the sport and leisure industry can be accessed and the types of career that area available. All our former students who have applied to University following the completion of the course have been accepted, including students who have received scholarships as a result of their academic success.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016

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