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Sport BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School

Course description

According to research carried out by Sport England, sport is one of the top 15 industries in England, employing over 400,000 people and offering many career opportunities in a range of areas including fitness training, coaching, teaching and sports science.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport is aimed at students who want to continue their education through applied learning, and who want to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly within the sport sector.

This qualification is equivalent to one A Level.

Course content

The course has been developed with the help of academics, employers and professional sporting bodies to ensure that it supports students' progression to higher education or employment directly in the sport sector.

Students taking this qualification will study three mandatory units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (1.5 hour external written exam)
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (written task set completed under supervised conditions and marked by Pearson)
  • Professional Development in the Sport Industry (internally marked assignment based work)

Students will also choose from a range of option units, designed to support their progression to sport-based courses at university or employment within the sport industry. They are all assessed by internally marked assignment based work and cover areas such as:

  • application of fitness testing
  • sport psychology
  • practical sports performance
  • sports leadership.

The course has been developed with the help of academics, employers and professional sporting bodies to ensure that it supports students' progression to higher education or employment directly in the sport sector.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs in different subjects at grade C or higher with grade C or higher in GCSE PE or Merit/Distinction in BTEC Sport. Candidates for BTEC Level 3 Sport will be subject to a fitness test before places on the course are confirmed.

Assessment

  • Anatomy & Physiology - 1.5 hour external written exam
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport & Well-being - Written task set completed under supervised conditions and marked by Pearson
  • Professional Development in the Sport Industry 

Future opportunities

Students will develop skills that are highly regarded by both universities and employers, including team working, leadership, performance analysis, resilience, evaluation, analysis and synthesising concepts. Completion of this qualification will enable students to meet the admission requirements for many university courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 20 December 2016

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