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Sport BTEC National Extended Diploma at Tytherington School

Course description

The BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport, Coaching, Development & Fitness is equivalent to three A2 Levels and can attract a maximum of 420 UCAS points.

The course is continuously assessed through a series of written and practically based assignments. There are no formal written examinations. Work is graded on pass, merit and distinction criteria.


- To develop an understanding and appreciation of the diverse nature of sport

- To apply knowledge gained during the course in scenario-based assignments and projects

- In Year 12 you will complete 10 units

- In Year 13 you will complete 9 units

Course content

Core units — eight units must be taken from the following:

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
8. Practical Team Sports*
9. Practical Individual Sports*
*Learners must select either Unit 8 or Unit 9 as a core unit

Unit Specialist units — 11 units must be taken from the following:
8. Practical Team Sports*
9. Practical Individual Sports*
10. Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
11. Sports Nutrition
12. Current Issues in Sport
13. Leadership in Sport
14. Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
15. Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
16. Exercise for Specific Groups
17. Psychology for Sports Performance
18. Sports Injuries
19. Analysis of Sports Performance
20.Talent Identification & Development in Sport
21. Sport and Exercise Massage
22. Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
23. Organising Sports Events
25. Sport as a Business
26.Work Experience in Sport
39.Sports Facilities and Operational Management
40. Sports Legacy Development
41. Profiling Sports Performance
42.Research Investigation in Sport & Exercise Sciences
43.Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Entry requirements

You will require a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above. In addition, you need to be a regular participant in sport and physical activity.


Assignments will be varied and interesting. You will do the following throughout the course:

Make a movie, produce PowerPoint presentations, complete a training programme, produce an information leaflet, write a questionnaire, make a poster, write a report, conduct and complete fitness tests, officiate sports, play both a team and an individual sport, conduct an interview, plus much more…

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tytherington School directly.

Last updated date: 29 June 2015

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