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Sport (BTEC) Level 3 Diploma (Single) at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport (Year 12)
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Year 13)

BTEC sport is for anyone who has a keen interest in sport. If you enjoy taking part in sport, looking at health and fitness and how the body works, leading sports activities and looking at current issues in sport then the course is for you. You need good basic practical skills but do not need to be able to compete at high levels.

In year 12 students follow four compulsory units:

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
The aim of this unit is to explore the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also to learn the fundamentals of the energy systems.

The Physiology of Fitness
This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation. This unit explores the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems responses to exercise.

Assessing Risk in Sport
The aim of this unit is to make the students explicitly aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry. This unit develops students’ awareness of the importance of health and safety legislation, regulations and legal responsibilities of all those working in sporting situations.

Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
The aim of this unit is for students to be able to plan fitness training sessions and design fitness training programmes. The first part of the unit involves students examining different methods of fitness training. The second part of the unit involves students planning a fitness training programme for a selected individual.

In year 13 students follow 3 further units:

Current Issues in Sport
This unit enables learners to explore the history of sport, the key issues in modern UK sport and the factors that prevent sport and exercise participation.

Exercise Health and Lifestyle
This unit gives students the knowledge and skills to assess the lifestyle of an individual, provide advice on lifestyle improvement and plan a health-related physical activity programme.

Psychology for Sport Performance
The unit develops students’ knowledge of sport psychology and how psychological techniques can be applied to influence the performance of individuals and teams. Students will look at how personality and motivation affect level of achievements. Students will then look at the sporting environment and how these can affect motivation and stress levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years