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Sport BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate at Chace Community School

Course description

The Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport is a course designed to give a student a broad understanding of sports issues within the UK and Europe.  It encourages the student to plan, monitor and evaluate their work based on an imaginative programme of study. Students from Chace have gone onto university on completion of this course to study Sports Science related courses at university. It carries the same UCAS points as the A- Level PE qualification.

The vocational nature of the course allows students to develop problem solving skills, emphasising the use of IT, numeracy and good communication skills in line with the government functional requirement.  It is an active course, supplemented by a period of work experience and vocational visits which assist in putting school based work in its appropriate context.  It is ideal for students who prefer working on presentations and coursework, however, the new format of the course requires completion of an external exam on Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology. 

Course content

The Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport consists of completing 4 units of study.  Two units are assessed externally and two units are internally assessed. Students will produce coursework assignments for three units and sit an external exam for 1 unit.

All students will study three mandatory units that include: 

  • Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology - Externally assessed exam. 
  • Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing - Externally assessed coursework task. 
  • Unit 3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry - Internally assessed coursework task. 

Students will also complete the following unit to make up the completion of the course.

  • Unit 7 Practical Sport Performance - Internally assessed coursework task. 

Entry requirements

In order to gain a place on any BTEC Level 3 extended certificate course you must have achieved a minimum of 4 A*-C grades at GCSE including a C grade in English and a D grade in Maths.  Ideally, students will have achieved at least a C grade at GCSE Physical Education. 

Future opportunities

Most students will go on to university after their Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate. It’s a popular and successful route to university for many people. Others prefer to continue with a BTEC Higher National qualification.  

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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