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Sport BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at St Benedict's Catholic High School

Course description

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport is a 360 guided learning hour (GLH) qualification that consists of four units.  Three of the units are mandatory. It offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about sport being part of their future career.  The four units are split across two years of study:

Year 1

Unit 1   – Anatomy and Physiology (External Exam)

Unit 3   – Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Year 2

Unit 2   – Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Well-Being (External Assessment)

Unit 7   – Practical Sports Performance

Entry requirements

We want students who: Are passionate about sport and keep up to date with current sporting issues.  Students must be good independent learners who are willing to voice their opinions on sporting issues.  A sound scientific knowledge base and active involvement in sports is also essential to success.


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates in Sport units are assessed through project and assignment work and well as an external exam.  Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction * is awarded on completion.

Students are continuously assessed throughout the course. For each unit national standards are laid down, in which students have to show they are competent. Teachers ensure that students are given opportunities to do this through projects, assignments, case studies and problem-solving situations. Every time students provide evidence that they are competent in a particular area, it is recorded on tracking sheets, until they have completed the full set of units that add up to the correct number of credits for that course.

Future opportunities

The course gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.  The qualification also provides career development opportunities and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the sports industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Benedict's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2017

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