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Cambridge Technical Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity at Aston Academy

Course description

Cambridge Technical Sport & Physical Activity offers students a broad and varied course on everything a passionate sports person needs. It combines knowledge of the human body, psychology, sports coaching and much more. The qualification is coursework based, with final examinations in Year 12 and Year 13, allowing students to be assessed in a variety of ways to ensure they reach their desired grade.

Course content

Up to a maximum of 11 core units that are listed below are to be covered over two years for the Diploma.

•Unit 1 Body systems and the effect of physical activity
•Unit 2 Sports coaching and activity leadership
•Unit 3 Sports organisation and development
•Unit 4 Working safely in sport
•Unit 5 Performance management
•Unit 8 Organisation of sports events
•Unit 11 Physical activity for specific groups
•Unit 13 Health and fitness testing
•Unit 17 Sports Injuries
•Unit 18 Practical skills in sport
•Unit 19 Sport and exercise psychology
Each student will be given the opportunity to participate in the Community Sports Leaders Award Level 2 and 3.


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics, English Language, Physical Education and Science. 


The new Cambridge National will assess you in two ways:
Assignments - You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario and produce a portfolio of evidence.
Written Examinations - You will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions.

Future opportunities

Where can the subject lead?

· Sports Development

· Sports Management

· Teacher Training in Physical Education

· Community Sports Work

· Sports and Exercise Science

· Physiotherapy and Sports Injury


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Advisoer or a member of the Post 16 Team.

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: 07 November 2017
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