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Sport BTEC at St Andrew's Catholic School

Course description

Year 12

Mandatory

Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology—This unit introduces learners to explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function as well as the the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well being— Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.

Unit 3– Professional Development in the Sports Industry—Learners explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

Optional Units

Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance - Learners study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports.

Year 13

Mandatory—All Units covered in Extended Certificate

Unit 5. Application of Fitness Testing (60 GLH) - This unit covers the psychological dimensions of sport, and introduces psychological techniques that can be used to enhance performance.

Unit 6. Sports Psychology (60 GLH) - This unit covers the psychological dimensions of sport, and introduces psychological techniques that can be used to enhance performance.

Unit 8. Coaching for Performance ( 60GLH) - Learners study the significance of coaching and the qualities they need to possess in order to impact upon a sporting performance.

Optional Units

Unit 4 Sports Leadership (60 GLH) - Learners study what makes a good leader, the different capacities of this role, and the leadership skills and techniques necessary when leading activities in different roles.

Unit 14 Exercise and Circuit Based Physical Activity ( 60GLH) - Pupils learn about conditioning and exercise techniques through undertaking high intensity health and fitness classes and the impact this has on the body systems.

Unit 17 Sports Injury Management (60 GLH) - Pupils explore the relationships between performance and injuries. The develop understanding of appropriate treatments and for a range of sporting related injuries and explore rehabilitations and their effects.

Assessment

  • 1 x Written Exams—Set and marked by Pearson
  • 1 x Tasks—Set and marked by Pearson
  • 4 x Assignments—set and marked internally This can be doubled for the 2 A Level equivalent.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Andrew's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 06 June 2016
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