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Physical Education BTEC Level 3 at Matravers School

Course description

The BTEC Sport Subsidiary Diploma is a two year qualification which is the equivalent of one A Level; students that complete the first year of the course can claim the equivalent to an AS. The BTEC sport combines both theoretical and practical sides of physical education that provides students with an insight into the sport and leisure industry. There are no formal written exams in the course, however students will be continually assessed throughout the year with assessments ranging from written assignments, reports, presentations or practical performance. Students that have a passion for sport should select this course, as well as possessing skills such as good organisation and communication, the course will continue to develop the students’ confidence, time management and team work. The course is divided into a maximum of seven units, of which four are core, and make up the AS equivalent. The students are required to complete all units successfully to achieve the full qualification.

Course content

Unit 1

Units 1 and 2 are taught alongside each other. Assignments describing, explaining and analysing the physiological effect of adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Unit 2

Analysis of movement and how we perform skills in sporting situations.

Unit 3

Getting ready for a physical activity. Assessing risk before physical activity. The importance of assessing risk.

Unit 29

Roles of coaches and officials. Health and Safety during the activity. An optional residential is used to help with assessment.

Unit 7

Getting ready for a physical activity. Assessing risk before physical activity. The importance of assessing risk.

Unit 4

Developing training programmes. Principles of training. Different training methods.

Unit 5

Delivering a coaching session. Roles and responsibilities of a coach. Ethics. Coach development.

Future opportunities

Studying Sport and Physical Education at this level creates vocational opportunities in a number of areas. These include Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Sport and Leisure Management, Teaching, Sports Development, Coaching, Sports Therapy and Sports Psychology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 January 2017

Key information

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