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Sports Science BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma at Carshalton College

Course description

A BTEC 90 Credit diploma is a practical, work-related course.

You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career.

Suitable for school leavers wanting a career within the sports industry or to progress onto Higher Education.

Course content

The units you will study include:

  • Anatomy for Sport & Exercise
  • Sport & Exercise Physiology
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Research Project for Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Fitness Training & Programming

Throughout the course you can also gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 YMCA Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based)
  • Level 2 English/Maths Functional Skills
  • GCSE English or Maths

Entry requirements

Four or more GCSEs at grades A-C (Science and English essential, PE desirable) or you will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme to Merit grade, and Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills in English. You may also be asked to demonstrate your commitment and skills in an interview.

A positive reference is also required by school, an employer or tutor (if progressing or from another college), with attendance and punctuality.


Students are required to complete a portfolio (file) containing evidence of :

  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Practical sport assessment
  • Group exercises
  • Practical work.

Financial information

Tuition, exam and registration fees not applicable to students aged 16 - 18 years

You will have the opportunity to experience visits to different sports facilities.You may be required to purchase a travel card for additional visits that may be arranged during the year.

To enrol on this course you will be required to buy a uniform which will cost £40

Future opportunities

BTEC Diplomas are valued by employers and in higher education (colleges and universities).

Students go into careers such as Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Gym Instructor.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 February 2016
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