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BTEC L3 National Extended Certificate in Sport at Northfleet School for Girls

Course description

This course explores the theory
behind sport and exercise,
to understand how the body
reacts and responds to the
environment during activities.
Analysing the performance
requirements of sport and how
to improve in a chosen sporting
area. This course builds the
fundamental skills to work within
the sport and exercise sector.

Has an interest in Physical
Education or sport, wanting to
learn how the body works or has an
interest in how exercise and activity
effects the body systems.

Course content

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
Students explore how the skeletal,
muscular, cardiovascular and
respiratory systems function and
the fundamentals of the energy
Unit 2: Fitness Training and
Programming for Health, Sport
and Well-being
Students explore client screening
and lifestyle assessment,
fitness training methods and
fitness programming to support
improvements in a client’s health
and well-being

Entry requirements

Preferably a PASS at BTEC
Level 2 or OCR Cambridge
National Level 2 or GCSE


The course is assessed through
four units.
Unit 1 - This unit is assessed
by a written examination set
and marked by Pearson. The
examination will be one hour
and 30 minutes in length.
Unit 2 - This unit will be
assessed through a written task
and marked by Pearson.
Unit 3 & 7 – These units are
internally assessed by

Future opportunities

BTEC Nationals provide students
with the depth and breadth of
knowledge, understanding and
skills required for further study into
Higher Education.
This course is suited to anyone
looking in the areas of sports
coach, nutritionist, personal trainer
or leisure centre manager, sports
leaders, PE teacher or towards
National Governing Bodies.

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: 15 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September