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BTEC Sport: Performance & Excellence Level 3 Diploma at Millfield School

Course description

view The BTEC Diploma in Sport (Performance &

Excellence) is a qualification that is designed to

provide pupils with the specialist sports sciencerelated

knowledge, understanding and skills that

are required for career or higher education

advancements. The qualification offers an exciting

and engaging academic programme for those who

are keen to advance their sports science expertise

as well as being challenged to work well with others,

manage their own development and learn to

communicate effectively in a variety of situations.

Course content

The BTEC Diploma in Sport (Performance &

Excellence) is a two year course and is equivalent to

two A levels.


The course consists of twelve core units covering

diverse sports science-related areas such as:

• The Body in Action

• Sports Injuries

• Health and Safety in Sport

• Training and Fitness for Sport

• Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

• Sports Nutrition

• Psychology for Sports Performance

• Exercise for Specific Groups

• The Athlete’s Lifestyle

• Sports Coaching

• Sport and Exercise Massage

• Leadership

Entry requirements

GCSE entry requirements:

Essential: Minimum of four GCSEs at grade C.

Desirable: grade C in Physical Education.


You will receive feedback on your progress

throughout the course as you provide evidence

towards assessment targets. Assessment is 100%

coursework driven and will be generated through a

range of activities including written reports, practical

work, poster presentations, leaflet design,

observation and oral assessment.

Financial information

ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will
 be payable before submitting your application.

Future opportunities

The course has been developed in order to give you a

solid foundation within sports science, enabling you

to develop essential study skills. The development of

such skills will prove invaluable in assisting progress

to higher education, further qualifications and/or the

enhancement of employment opportunities.


You will find the course an excellent platform from

which to launch a career into diverse pathways

such as:

• Sports Therapy

• Sports Coaching

• Health and Fitness industry

• Outdoor Education

• Performance Analysis

• Health / Lifestyle Management

• Recreation Management

• Sports Development

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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      Rail users may travel to Castle Cary (12 miles), Bath (30 miles), Bristol (29 miles) or Yeovil Junction (19 miles).

      By Road

      From the M5 leave the motorway at junction 23 and join the A39 eastwards. From the M3 leave the motorway at junction 8 and join the A303 westwards and then the B3151 for Millfield

      ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.