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Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) BTEC National Level 3 at Charles Darwin School

Course description

The BTEC National Certificate is a coursework assessed qualification ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in sports coaching, sports development, fitness training instruction and sports/leisure centre management. There is a lot of practical work involved in the course through a range of activities including fitness tests, participating in sport, fitness training and coaching sport. A reasonably good level of fitness will be advantageous though not essential. The course requires the completion of 12 units and for the course commencing in 2009 the units to be undertaken in Year 12 will be the body in action; health and safety in sport, training and fitness for sport; sport and society; practical team sport and leadership in sport. In Year 13 the course will cover sports development; sports coaching; fitness testing for sport and exercise; sports nutrition; psychology for sports performance and rules, regulations and officiating in sport. As part of the course students will complete the community sports leaders award and will be encouraged to attend coaching and officiating courses. Competency with ICT skills will be useful for completing the assignments. The qualification is roughly equivalent to two GCE A levels. Students completing the course will be graded as pass, merit or distinction level. Students who only complete the first year of the course will get the BTEC national award, equivalent to 1 GCE A level.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a C grade at Science GCSE

Future opportunities

On completion of the course students may choose to go directly into employment or further their study by entering higher education.The sports, fitness and recreation industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy for many years and offers a hugely diverse range of employment opportunities. The BTEC national certificate in sport provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for pursuing a career in this area.

Further information

the course will not only provide students with a qualification, it will develop their self-confidence, inter-personal skills, physical fitness, ICT skills and ability to do research.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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