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BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at Manchester Health Academy

Course description

A detailed and varied insight into the sports industry.  The course will give you a broad overview of the different aspects of Sport.

Course content

A detailed and varied insight into the sports industry.  The course will give you a broad overview of the different aspects of Sport.  Students will study 4 core units and 3 additional units.

Core units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

3 additional units will be selected to suit the students on the course and the expertise of the staff, these may be any 3 from the following:

  • Fitness Training Programming
  • Sports Coaching
  • Practical Individual or Team Sport
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise

Additional Optional Qualifications

Entry requirements

At least a GCSE grade C in Physical Education or Distinction* – Pass in BTEC Level 2 Award in Sport.

Assessment

You will be assessed through controlled coursework assignments, with one additional external exam.

Financial information

Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Manchester Health Academy continues to look after EVERY student within the sixth form through a £20 weekly EMA payment. In order to receive the weekly payment, students must ensure that they have been outstanding in the following areas:

• Punctuality
• Attendance
• Progress

We reward the two best students each week by paying an extra £10.

NB – Students only receive payment for the weeks they attend MHA and not for holiday periods.

There are no rules to stop students getting a part time job whilst at college. However, the job must not interfere with your studying.

A sixth form college can set their own criteria for students to be entitled to EMA, but the following are some of the expectations: excellent attendance, punctuality, effort, application and progress.

Future opportunities

Possible careers could include PE Teaching, Personal Trainer, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapist, Sports Umpiring, Sports Psychologist, Sports Analyst, Sport Scientist, Sports Journalist, Working with a National Governing Body, Leisure Site Manager, Sports Leadership Co-ordinator.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Manchester Health Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 January 2016
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