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Sport and Physical Activity Development BTEC Level 3 at The Oxford Academy

Course description

As a student at the Oxford Academy Advance 6th Form, you will have access to high quality bespoke sports facilities that will allow you to succeed in this specialist course. Sport and Physical Activity Development is a full time course, equivalent to three A Levels over two years. There is a range of exciting units designed to equip you with the skills needed in the work place, or on specialist courses in higher education.

You will have the opportunity to work on some bespoke units in addition to those listed below:

  •  Anatomy and Physiology
  •  Application of Fitness Testing
  •  Sports Leadership
  •  Sport Psychology
  •  Research Methods in Sport
  •  Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  •  Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well Being
  • Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity

There are a number of potential careers leading from Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development:

  •  Elite Performance
  •  Coaching
  •  Teaching Assistant
  •  Fitness Coaching and Instructing
  • Working in the Leisure Industry

There are also extensive opportunities for further study with the Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development:

  • Degrees in Sport
  • Coaching
  • Teacher training
  • Physical education
  • Sports development and management
  • Sport and exercise science


Course content

There is a huge range of university degrees that combine sport with a range of disciplines such as finance, marketing, advertising, music and events, sports business, PR and communications.

These courses are designed to prepare students for employment within the world of Football Business and the Sports and Leisure industries.

Other courses that might interest you are A Level Biology, Psychology or Sociology.


Entry requirements

5 A*-D GCSE including grade C in Science and English level 4

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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    • We all know it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about how you learn and where. With that in mind, we have created a dedicated Advance Centre which includes its own common room, refectory and study area, just for sixth formers. This gives you the space you need to do joint work, get creative or just have a break. You will also have access to the brilliant library with its specific section for careers and higher education, as well as all the resources you’ll need for your courses. You will be able to use all of our sports facilities, regardless of whether you’re studying a sports related course or not. These include:

      • Sports Hall for futsal, basketball, netball, volleyball, trampolining… anything you want to do indoors
      • 3G Dome – the only covered 3G in the county
      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
      • Multi Use Games Area so you can do a whole host of things here; tennis, netball, table tennis 
      • Grass pitches for rugby, football, lacrosse
      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
      • Dance studio
      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

      We also have art rooms, a food technology room, a fully functioning theatre and drama studio, recording studio and a hair and beauty salon with treatments available from students studying Beauty.

      When you’re not studying there’s plenty of other activities you can be doing in state of the art facilities. Advance isn’t just about helping you pass your exams, it’s about helping you become the best person you can be and that means you’ve used the space to explore what you love.