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Sport Level 3 at Norton College

Course description

Depending on the course choice, you will develop and gain skills using a vast range
of assessment methods, covering a number of units:
  • Extended Certificate in Sport (4 units).
  • Diploma in Performance and Excellence (10 units)
  • Extended Diploma in Sport and PhysicalActivity Development (15 units).

Course content

You will gain an insight into different responsibilities within sports industries including
Coaching and Leadership. You will learn about the body and its response to training and exercise and have plenty of practical opportunities.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 4 A*-C.
English and Maths-desirable.


All BTEC students are assessed by means of one external paper exam on Anatomy and Physiology and a range of assignments. The assignments are set around a scenario typical of someone working in the sports industry. This allows you to demonstrate that you have skills and knowledge in order to achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* grades.

At the end of the course your individual unit grades together determine the overall grade for the BTEC qualification. Assessment methods can include: Practical Demonstrations; Witness Statements; Written Reports; Production of Posters/Displays; PowerPoint and other forms of Presentation; Discussion/ Interviews; Production of Leaflets.

Future opportunities

Students on this course can go on to study a range of further qualifications. These include Higher National Diplomas, Foundation and Honours Sports Degrees including Sports Performance and Excellence, Coaching, Development, Leadership and Management.
Alternatively you could gain employment within the leisure and recreation industry such as leisure centre management, sport coach, fitness instructor, sports development officer, sport retail and promotion, or enter the uniform public services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton College directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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