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BTEC National in Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness (level 3) Subsidiary Diploma; Extended Diploma at Godalming College

Course description

There are two BTEC National courses available to choose from according to the degree of specialism, in Sport, that you wish to follow.

The Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A levels)

This qualification is a full-time course in its own right, although you may wish to study additional courses alongside it. The Extended Diploma is an eighteen-unit course. You will look at a range of topics such as the body in action, fitness testing, training and working with children. You will also complete a unit of work experience. The full qualification will take two years to complete, although it is designed to ensure that you will cover the units to obtain a Subsidiary Diploma at the end of year one. You will also complete over 30 hours volunteering and work experience.

The Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to one A level)

This qualification is taken alongside other level 3 subjects and is a two-year course. In year one you will look at the body in action, fitness and its effects. You will follow four core units covering Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing risk in Sport, and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise. Year two focuses on practical sport and leadership and includes three units in, Practical Team Sports or Practical Individual Sports, Leadership in Sport, Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People.

The level 2 Award in Sports Leadership will be completed as part of both these qualifications and level 3 Sports Leadership as part of the 2nd year Extended Diploma.

Course assessment: All units are internally assessed using practical projects and assignments. Grades of Pass, Merit or Distinction are awarded which are equivalent to A level grades for university entrance.

Entry requirements

Grade C in Maths, English and Science or the equivalent in other qualifications e.g. BTEC Extended Certificate, and an interest in sport.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Godalming College directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 years