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BTEC Level 3 in Sport at St Thomas More High School for Boys

Course description

The BTEC in Sport and Exercise Sciences have been designed to allow learners to select specialist units that reflect both their own aspirations and the diverse nature of the sporting sector.

Students will study sport specific modules across a range of sporting disciplines. The course will allow students to develop their skills in a number of key sporting areas. Subject content ranging from exercise physiology to sport and exercise fitness training. Students will work through key modules that give them a good breadth of knowledge in the sport science and fitness sector.

Students will be assessed via coursework and practical elements based on the various units they study.

Course content

BTEC National qualifications consist of core units (which are mandatory) and specialist units.

Some of the core units are:

  •  Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  •  Sport and Exercise Physiology
  •  Sport and Exercise Psychology
  •  Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences

Entry requirements

 GCSE PE would be helpful but not vital.
 A keen interest in sport/coaching or the leisure sector.
 Pupils should enjoy taking part or playing sport
 Students do not need to have taken the Level 2 BTEC in sport to do the course in the Sixth Form.


Assessment on the course will take place via a range of diverse activities. Assessment methods include role play, verbal assessment, written coursework type assignments and practical based assessments. The evidence that each learner produces will be used to award candidates with a pass, merit or distinction grade in the various areas.

Future opportunities

The course will give students the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification.

The course will give learners a solid and sound foundation in the sector, whilst also developing the essential skills required for employment, career progression, or progression to further qualifications and university.

It will develop student’s skills in leadership, organisation and sports analysis vital for progression in their university/career choices.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Thomas More High School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

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