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Sport and Physical Activity Cambridge Technical Diploma at The Harris Academy Orpington

Course description

This course will provide learners with the opportunity to develop the core knowledge, skills and understanding required by the sport and physical activity sector and to develop further skills by completing a wide range of units.

Course content

Students will take 16 units, made up of nine mandatory and seven optional units, the mandatory units are:

  • Body systems and the effects of physical activity
  • Sports coaching and activity leadership
  • Sports organisation and development
  • Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure
  • Performance analysis in sport and exercise
  • Research methods in sport science and sport studies
  • Physical activity for specific groups
  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation
  • The business of sport


This qualification is assessed using a combination of:

External assessment e.g. examinations. Units externally examined are:

  • Unit 1 - Body systems and the effects of physical activity
  • Unit 3 - Sports organisation and development
  • Unit 4 - Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure
  • Unit 9 - Research methods in sports science and sports studies
  • Unit 21 - The business of sport

Internal assessment e.g. assignments, controlled assessments

Students must achieve at least a Pass in every unit or they will be awarded an unclassified result overall.

Future opportunities

This qualification alone can help gain access to Higher Education institutions to study sport related courses.

Students may also want to progress into sport-related apprenticeship in:

  • Sports science
  • PE teacher
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports coach/consultant
  • Sports policy at local and national level
  • Diet and fitness instructor
  • Governing body representatives
  • Sport England Sports Management
  • Personal trainer
  • Armed Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Sports Coaching and Development,
  • Sport Management and Recreation or
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport and Physical Activity Development Officer

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September