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Sport BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Ralph Thoresby School

Course description

BTEC Nationals are qualifications that are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed for employment. On completion of the course you will have the equivalent of 1 A level at grade A-E. On successful completion of a BTEC National qualification, learners can progress into employment and/or continue their study in the same vocational area. 

Course content

Year 12 Mandatory units

Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology (exam)

Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being. (this unit is externally assessed.)

Year 13 Mandatory Units

Unit 3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Optional Units (4 of these needs to be completed)

Unit 4 Sports Leadership

Unit 5 Application of Fitness Testing

Unit 6 Sports Psychology

Unit 7 Practical Sports Performance

Entry requirements

L3 BTEC Sport 4+ GCSE English Language and/or Maths and a Level 2 qualification in a related subject. 


This BTEC national is now assessed by examination, an externally marked piece of work and 2 coursework units.

Future opportunities

B-TEC Nationals in Sport have been developed in the sport and active leisure sector to: Provide education and training for sport, leisure and recreation employees. Give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocational specific qualification. Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Provide the learners to extend their practical and theoretical knowledge in sport, leisure and recreation as well as providing a solid foundation for further study at University.

Further information

For further information please see Mr McLeer at Ralph Thoresby School:

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: 17 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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