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Sport (BTEC Level 3 National Diploma) at Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College

Course description

The BTEC Sport course is a versatile, recognised UCAS qualification that has helped lots of students at Wath move on to higher education to study a sport based course at university. You will learn through a combination of physical activity sessions, classroom based lessons and work based experience to hit the course content. Be prepared for hard work, including report based assignments, but be ready for an enjoyable course that does allow you to learn the skills needed in the sports industry.

Course content

Over 2 years you will study 9 units for the Diploma (worth 2 A-levels).

Both courses cover areas from Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Leadership to a Work Experience based project. Unit 1 is an examination unit where you will have to apply the knowledge you have learnt about the body in a 2 hour examination. You will also be assessed in Year 13 by a synoptic question paper. For this you will receive a case study before the examination, which you will use to prepare for questions that will take knowledge from the whole course. You must receive at least a Pass grade in units 1 and 2 to be able to pass the course overall. All the other units are coursework based, where you will complete tasks and assignments to hit the unit criteria.

These other units include a selection from Practical Sport, The Sports Industry, Application of Fitness Testing, Sports Leadership, Sport Psychology, Coaching for Performance, Work Experience and Sports performance analysis.


Assessment is by examination for unit 1, 2 and 22. The rest of the course is assessed through coursework.


Future opportunities

Students can use the qualification gained in BTEC Sport to move into a career in the sports industry or to access higher education at university on a Sport course.




Further information

Please contact the school for further information.

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: 24 September 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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