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BTEC Level 3 Certificate: Sport at Ashby School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate offers a specialist qualification that 
focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate 
vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is a qualification 
which can extend a learner’s programme of study and it gives vocational 
emphasis. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is broadly equivalent to 
one A Level. Over the two years learners will cover four units: 
  • Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Professional Development in Sport 
  •  Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being 
  • Application of Fitness Testing

Entry requirements

To enter the Sixth Form, all students must have at least five or more GCSEs at grades A* - C including mathematics and English language.
Students do not have to have taken PE GCSE or BTEC previously but if 
they have, students must have a grade C or above in GCSE PE or a Merit 
or above equivalent grade in BTEC PE. They must also be able to 
demonstrate regular participation in sporting activities. 


The assessment approach for the BTEC National Extended Certificate in 
Sport allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the 
course as they provide evidence towards meeting the unit assessment and 
grading criteria. Students will be continually assessed through a variety of 
methods depending on the module. These include; coursework, a case 
study and a written exam. Students will be rewarded with either a Pass, 
Merit, Distinction or Distinction* for each module. 

Future opportunities

This course enables students to enter a range of higher education courses or to pursue a career in the sports sector.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year