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BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport Level 3 at LAT16 Wilmington Academy

Course description

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study.

The course is assessed through the completion of internally assessed written assignments, externally assessed written tasks and a written examination. The course is graded at four levels: Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*. 

Course content

Year 12

Unit 2:  Fitness training and programming for Health, Sport and Well being

Unit 3:  Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Year 13

Unit 1: Anatomy and physiology in sport

Unit 4 – Sports Leadership

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology in Sport: learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems are learnt.

Unit 2: Fitness training and programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, students explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being.

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports industry: students develop their understanding of the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry.



Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths.



The BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport comprises of four units of study over two years and is equivalent to one ‘A’ level.

Future opportunities

Progression to university to study a wide range of sports related programmes.

Employments in sports related industries e.g. administrators for Sports Council and fitness clubs, physical training instructors, sports development officers, physical training instructors in HM Forces, sports coaches and PE teaching.

Further information

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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: 12 October 2018
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