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BTEC National Award in Sport Level 3 at Carmel College

Course description

The BTEC National in Sport provides learners with a vocational course that combines theory with practical methods of learning in a range of different units.

You will follow a varied programme which develops your knowledge and understanding and prepares you to study a range of sport related degree qualifications as well as enter into the sports sector, building a career in sport.

The BTEC is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for progression into employment or further educational opportunities. This is because the qualification provides opportunities for you to focus on the development of personal, learning and thinking skills, functional skills, and wider skills in a sport context. The course also develops your knowledge of environmental issues as well as health and safety considerations.

Course content

Units studied include:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Fitness Testing and Assessing Risk

You will also study practical units assessing your performance and coaching ability outside of the classroom.

Entry requirements

You will need Grade C in GCSE PE or a Merit in BTEC Sport plus GCSE grade C in both English Language and Science.


Exam Board - EDEXCEL

Assessment on the course is mainly through the completion of written coursework assignments and projects which are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Some of these will involve visits to outside agencies and seminars from experienced practitioners who are currently working in the sporting world. Other assessment methods include verbal presentations, group projects and practical assessments. Assessment methods in BTEC Sport prepare you for study at university.

Further information

Due to the vocational nature of the BTEC Sport qualification, staff take every opportunity to extend students’ learning outside the classroom. Students have in recent years visited: The Everton Academy at Finch Farm to attend a seminar with Duncan Ferguson on Sports Coaching; the Chill Factore and Langtree Park to study Risk Managements in Sport; and a number of local schools to develop their coaching skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carmel College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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