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BTEC in Sport Level 3 at St Crispin's School

Course description

The Level 3 BTEC in Sport is an innovative and vocational based course aimed at students with a real interest in the sports sector and what it has to offer. There is a large practical element and students are required to apply the content to a variety of sporting contexts such as a fitness trainer and sports coach.

The course builds upon students’ knowledge from the Level 2 BTEC in Sport and GCSE Physical Education courses offered in Years 10 and 11. It is examined purely through coursework so students are not required to sit an external examination at the end of each year. The two year course is equivalent to an A level.

Course content

The course is designed to be taught with a practical approach as much as possible. Students will complete a total of seven units over the 2 years. Four of these units will be completed in year 1 with the remainder in year 2.

The units studied are: • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport • The Physiology of Fitness • Assessing Risk in Sport • Fitness Testing for Sports and Exercise.

The 3 further units that will be completed in Year 2 are: • Practical Team Sports or Individual Sports • Leadership in Sport • Psychology for Sports Performance.

Entry requirements

GCSE PE at grade C or above or BTEC in Sport (Level 2) at merit or above.



Future opportunities

The sports industry is one that keeps on growing in size and diversity. This course is aimed at those students who may wish to study a sports related course at university or seek employment within the leisure industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Crispin's School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years