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Sport, Coaching and Fitness BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Boldon School

Course description

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications. They give students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment or further learning. It is broadly equivalent to 3 A Levels.

There is potential for the qualification to prepare students for employment or apprenticeship in the health and social care sector, or to progress into higher education at college or university.

These progression areas include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, teaching, sports development and the outdoors.

Bolden School is recognised as a Specialist Sports College and is well equipped with outstanding facilities that include; a well-equipped fitness suit, swimming pool, gymnasium, sports hall and floodlit all-weather pitches.

Our Martin Gray Football Academy welcomes all our Post-16 sports students to the team. You will gain regular hands on leadership and coaching experience that will enhance any future application for employment, College or University.

Course content

The course is 100% coursework, made up of mandatory and optional units. The assignments for all units must be completed to pass the course. There are no external exams.

Mandatory Units

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Practical Team or Individual Sports
  • Fitness Training and Programming

Optional Units (Examples)

  • Fitness Training
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Organising Sports Events
  • Rules, Regulations in Sport
  • Sport as a Business
  • Sports Legacy Development
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Exercise for Specific Groups

Entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or BTEC Level 2 in Sport. Students will continue to study English and Maths if they have not achieved GCSE grade C or above.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2015

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