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Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport at Brinsworth Academy

Course description

This course excites those who prefer a variety of topics in sport.

Course content

The course will cover topics such as Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, assessing the risk in sport and fitness testing for sport and exercise. Through these units students to will identify structures and functions of the muscular, skeletal and respiratory system along with analysing the energy systems used during exercise. Learners will plan and deliver training sessions to develop different components of fitness and will develop confidence in their delivery of practical sessions. Students will have the opportunity to explore a range of psychological factors which can affect sports performance such as personality, anxiety and group dynamics. Students will experience a range of teaching methods and will have the opportunity to present their work in a number of formats including written assignments, presentations and multi-media.

Entry requirements

It is desirable to have C at GCSE PE but not essential. You will need a staff recommendation if you did not study GCSE PE. Students who have followed a BTEC course should have achieved a merit at level 2.


Students will be assessed using a combination of assessment styles.There will be an external exam testing understanding of anatomy and physiology. The exam board will set a task involving research and completion of an assignment under controlled conditions. Other units will be based on assignments set in a work-related scenario and marked by the PE department.

Future opportunities

The qualification could give learners the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to higher education and study vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport or related areas. It will also give learners the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

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: 30 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years