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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at The Archbishop's School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport has been chosen to provide students with a vocational course that explores a variety of sporting areas. The units that will be studied are similar to some of the units taught at BTEC Level 2, but more in depth.   There are 2 mandatory units studied during the first year of the course and 2 further units studied in the second year.   The mandatory units in the first year will be: Anatomy and Physiology and Professional Development in Sports Industry.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE including English and Mathematic  If studied, a Merit or Distinction at BTEC Level 2 Sport is preferable. Students who have not studied BTEC Sport will still be considered.


Lessons will be taught using a number of different methods, which include teacher led lessons, interactive tasks, group and individual presentations, team teaching and practical sessions.  The Anatomy and Physiology unit is an externally assessed exam which will be taken in June 2018’ the Professional Development unit is assessed internally by coursework and is then sampled by BTEC moderators.  Therefore, students will not only be expected to compile a comprehensive portfolio of class notes, but also revise and develop their written understanding in preparation for an external examination.  Textbooks and a comprehensive reading list is provided for the course units, but students are expected to commit to further reading, to extend their knowledge and understanding of the subject.  Students will have the opportunity to attend conferences, local universities, sports’ centres and governing bodies in order to enhance their practical understanding of the course.

Future opportunities

It is intended that all first Year BTEC students should continue onto the second year of the course. The Qualification gives students the opportunity to examine a wide variety of source material, so as to use it to form and support their own judgements.  These analytical and persuasive skills are useful in all walks of life.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 January 2017
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