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Sport BTEC Level 3 at Cleeve School

Course description

The BTEC Sport course studies either the practical application or the vocational context of a range of topics relating to sports performance, including training, coaching, fitness testing and psychology. The course also develops a scientific understanding of factors relating to sports performance through topics that look at areas such as anatomy and physiology.

The course is delivered through a combination of practical and theoretical elements and students will complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic work-place situations, activities and demands. These situations give the students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need in order to prepare them for employment in a related career.

We expect that students have a keen interest in many different aspects of sport, and will follow sporting developments. We also expect that students are actively participating in sports either for a school team or outside of school as certain modules require sporting performance to be analysed, and so participants need to perform competitively to a good level in order to pass some of the modules.

There are two options for study:
• The Extended Certificate, which is equivalent in size to 1 full A Level
• The Diploma, which is equivalent in size to 2 full A Levels

Course content

Extended Certificate (360 Guided Learning Hours [GLH]) –
Equivalent to 1 A Level
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (120 GLH)
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Well-being
(120 GLH)
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry (60 GLH)
Plus one unit from:
Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing (60 GLH)
Unit 6: Sports Psychology (60 GLH)
Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance (60 GLH)
Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence (720 GLH) –
Equivalent to 2 A Levels
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (120 GLH)
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Well-being
(120 GLH)
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry (60 GLH)
Unit 4: Sports Leadership (60 GLH)
Unit 22: Investigating Business in the Sport and Leisure Industry (90
GLH)
Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport (90 GLH)
Plus three units from:
Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing (60 GLH)
Unit 6: Sports Psychology (60 GLH)
Unit 8: Coaching for Sports Performance (60 GLH)
Unit 25: Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport (60 GLH)

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved:
• 4 or higher in a GCSE English qualification
• If you took GCSE PE, you must have achieved at least a C grade
• If you did not take GCSE PE, you must have achieved at least a C grade in either a GCSE Science qualification, or GSCE Biology if you did triple science
• A keen interest in sport!

Assessment

The Extended Certificate comprises 4 units, and the breakdown is as
follows:
• External exam (Unit 1) and external synoptic pre-release task (Unit 2) –67% of the overall grade
• Internally set and assessed written tasks – 33% of the overall grade
The Diploma comprises 9 units, and the breakdown is as follows:
• External exam (Unit 1), and external pre-release tasks (Unit 2, Unit 22) – 45% of the overall grade
• Internally set and assessed written tasks – 55% of the overall grade.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Sport course is a good stepping stone towards studying a variety of related University degrees or sports and leisure based apprenticeships/internships, including: Sports Education, Sports Development, Sports Coaching, Sports Science and Sports Journalism.

Many of our successful BTEC Sport students who apply to do a related
course in Higher Education study courses such as:
• Sports Coaching
• Sports Development
• Teaching Physical Education

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cleeve School directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2017
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