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Sport - BTEC Level 3 at Stoke Damerel Community College

Course description

The BTEC Sport is a Level 3 qualification equivalent to one A Level. This course will see you learning and developing an understanding of the human body, the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as extending your practical skills within a range of activities. You will also have the opportunity to gain work experience in a chosen area. There is an expectation on this course that you will be involved in a leadership development programme which entails spending time working within an educational context with younger children.

Course content

You will study a choice of units relating to Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Testing and Training, Practical Performance and Professional Industry.

You will gain an understanding of the main body systems, namely the musculoskeletal, the cardiovascular and respiratory system and the effects that exercise has on the body both acutely and long-term.

You will gain an understanding of the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle, gain knowledge to able to plan and deliver a fitness training programme and provide nutritional advice to support this.

You will have the opportunity to gain relevant work experience within a chosen area within a sport and exercise context. This will provide you an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable experience within an area of interest, supporting future career aspirations.

You will develop knowledge and understanding within individual and team sports activities. Developing key skills and techniques, tactical play, coaching and officiating skills as well as analysing performance skills.


You’ll learn through a variety of active and theoretical teaching and learning approaches. You will be assessed through an external exam Anatomy and Physiology (unit 1), externally assessed Case Study Fitness Testing and Training (Unit 2) and internal assessed assignments Practical Performance Unit 7 and Professional Industry Unit 3. The course makes use of our fully-equipped classrooms, sports hall, and fitness suite.

Future opportunities

The course is ideally suited for learners who are interested in progressing to higher education or employment in a wide range of areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September