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Sport BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Acton High School

Course description

BTEC Sport L3 is for students who wish to work in the sports industry or have a keen interest in sport. Students will learn about the body and how it is affected by exercise, they will learn how to ensure that sports events take place safely and also how to fitness test individuals and report back on the results of those tests.

Course content

Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport (5 credits)

The aim of this unit is to explore the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also to learn the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Unit 2: The Physiology of Sport (5 credits)

This unit provides an opportunity for learners to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Unit 3 Assessing Risk in Sport (10 credits)

The aim of this unit is to make the learner explicitly aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Unit 7: Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise (10 credits)

The aim of this unit is to make the learner explicitly aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Entry requirements

GCSE English at grade D or above

Future opportunities

Students can move on to work in the Sport or Leisure industry (fitness instructor, leisure attendant, lifeguard, etc.). They can also go on to university as a Level 3 BTEC is the equivalent of an A level for entrance purposes, onto Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree and Degree courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016