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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Shenfield High School

Course description

This course is for students wishing to pursue a career in the sports industry and/or students wishing to study sport related degrees at university. The main aspects of the course include physiology, training and fitness, coaching, practical sport and a range of other sport specific units. Students are expected to be committed to improving their coaching skills, fitness and practical performance and sports science knowledge.

Course content

Examples of Units include:

  • Principles of Physiology and Anatomy
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Training and Fitness for Sport
  • Sports Development
  • Sports Coaching
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Work based Experience in Sport
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology

Entry requirements

A minimum of 38 points to include Grade C in Physical Education at GCSE or Level 2 BTEC in Sport, if taken and a C in Science and English Language or Literature. A keen interest in sport is a necessity.


The Extended Diploma is continuously assessed via internally set assignments moderated by the Course Leader and externally moderated by Edexcel. Most units will have three or four assessed pieces of work that are graded at a Pass, Merit or Distinction. In addition there will be approximately 2 units that are assessed through a formal written examination and students should be prepared to undertake a stringent revision programme in order to pass these examinations. Finally students will be required to undertake a controlled assessment task for which they will have a preparation period followed by a written report taken under exam conditions.

Future opportunities

The majority of students who complete this course go on to either study sports related degree courses at university or seek employment in sports related industries. Embedded within the course are many opportunities to work with our sports partners. Students will have opportunities to organise and run school competitions and events as well as deliver practical lessons to younger students and their peers throughout the year. Students will undertake a range of different activities that will allow them to coach and deliver multi-activity sessions to the community.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenfield High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years