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Sport BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at The Sixth Form at Cornwallis Academy

Course description

The course requires students to undertake 4 units, 3 of which a mandatory and 1 unit being optional to the centre. The course is outlined below:

Course content

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems. Assessment External 1.5 hour exam 90 marks

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Sport, health & Well-being Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being. In this unit, you will explore the process required for screening clients and assessing their lifestyle and nutritional intake. Assessment A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions. Written submission. 60 marks

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry Learners explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities. In this unit, you will research the different possible careers and the associated job roles in the sports industry, then action plan your development towards achieving a selected career aim. Assessment Internal assessment (moderated by the exam board)

Unit 7: Fitness Testing Learners study the theory and logistics of fitness testing, understanding the importance of validity, reliability and suitability of tests for various groups. You will develop your own understanding of the fitness levels required to perform at a more elite level and design a development plan based on the you are your clients strengths and weaknesses. Assessment Internal assessment (moderated by the exam board)

Entry requirements

·         Minimum Grade in 4 GCSE PE or Merit in Level 2 BTEC Sport

·         Minimum  4 grade in GCSE English

·         4 grade in GCSE Science is also desirable

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Last updated date: 06 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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