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Sport - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at St Leonards Catholic School

Course description

BTEC Nationals are designed as specialist qualifications for students who have a clear view of their future career or are seeking progression to higher education. BTEC Nationals are equivalent to A levels and are highly valued by universities, further education colleges and employers alike. There are more than 250 qualifications for students to choose from.
These qualifications are suitable for students aged 16 upwards and are recommended for those who have achieved at least four A*- C grade GCSEs or have completed a BTEC first and have a clear view of where they want to be, or wish to go to university.
The sport and leisure industry comprises leisure and health centres and private sector and public sector clubs. Opportunities include working with sports professionals, in fitness, sports coaching and outdoor education. Edexcel’s BTEC Level 3 National Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in Sport provide a springboard to a university degree or Foundation Degree in an appropriate vocational discipline, to BTEC HNCs and HNDs, or to employment.

Course content

The award is equivalent to 3 A levels with the potential of achieving 360 UCAS Points. In order to complete each unit, students must achieve against a set of outcomes. The assessment criteria address theory with practical exercises. The assessment process is ongoing, so it allows the student to analyse and improve their own performance through their course in much the same way as they would in a real workplace.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the BTEC Extended Diploma study are:

  • each applicant must achieve at least eight GCSE or equivalent Level 2 Qualification passes at grade A*-G
  • each applicant must achieve at least four GCSE or equivalent Level 2 Qualification passes at grade A*-C
  • any applicant failing to achieve at least a grade C in GCSE English and/or Mathematics undertake a re-sit course in Year 12.
  • each applicant must study the General Religious Education Course to completion
  • each applicant must undertake the work experience of this course, as arranged. 

Future opportunities

These qualifications are designed to enable students to either enter employment in a Sport related career, or to progress onto University to study a Sports related degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Leonards Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 22 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years