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Sport OCR Level 3 at Gordano School

Course description

The two year Cambridge Technicals Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity is a vocational course that will provide learners with opportunity to learn and be assessed in a work based context. It is worth one A Level. The qualification carries the same levels of UCAS points as other Level 3 courses such as BTECs and A Levels.

Course content

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity
The learner must complete 3 compulsory units, 2 of which are external exams.
1. Body systems and the effects of physical activity (exam)
2. Sports organisation and development (exam)
3. Sports coaching and activity leadership (coursework)
Further units totalling 120 GLH will be studied in addition to the compulsory units.
These may include:
Performance analysis, Organisation of events, Biomechanics, Physical activity for specific groups, Nutrition, Sports injuries, Practical skills, Sports psychology, Sports sociology.

Entry requirements

Students do not need to have studied PE at GCSE level to study this course. However,
you will need to show an interest in current issues in sport and be willing to take part in practical sessions. Good IT and written skills are essential.


Your assessments will all be exam and assignment based.

Further information

The Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity have been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare you for the challenges you’ll face in Higher Education or employment. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. You will practically apply your skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 January 2017

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