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Sport at St Mary's Catholic High School

Course description

Starting in September 2013 there will be two option pathways for pupils choosing Sport BTEC Level 3.
• Pathway 1 - BTEC Sport Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (Single Award) which is equivalent to 1 A-level.
• Pathway 2 - BTEC Sport Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Double Award) which is equivalent to 2 A-levels.

Course content

Single Award- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
1 - Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
2 - The Physiology of Fitness
3 - Assessing Risk in Sport
4 - Fitness Training and Programming
5 - Sports Coaching
7 - Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
9 - Practical Individual Sports


Double Award- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Over the 2 years students will cover:
1 - Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
2 - The Physiology of Fitness
3 - Assessing Risk in Sport
4 - Fitness Training and Programming
5 - Sports Coaching
6 - Sports Development
7 - Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
9 - Practical Individual Sports
8 - Practical Team Sports
13 - Leadership in Sport
15 - Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
18 - Sports Injuries
22 - Rules, Regulations and Officiating

Entry requirements

For BTEC study you will need to have at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above.  This must include GCSE Maths & English at grade C or above.

Assessment

All units are assessed continuously throughout the course with opportunities for improvement throughout.

Financial information

St. Mary’s Sixth Form has a bursary scheme that supports students, who meet eligibility criteria, with the cost of attending college.

The bursary scheme is made up of 2 parts - a payment of £1,200 to a small group of the most vulnerable and a discretionary fund for schools to distribute. The most vulnerable are classified as:

• young people in care;

• care leavers;                         

• young people in receipt of Income Support;

• disabled young people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

The discretionary element can be accessed via an application form and students should contact the Sixth Form office for further details. The College will consider every request for financial assistance and will endeavour to target the fund to help those students in greatest need

Future opportunities

Students who select this course can progress to Level 4 study at university which can lead to courses and careers in coaching, sports development, sports science, PE teaching, leisure centre management and fitness instructing/personal training.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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