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Sport BTEC Level 3 at Queensbury Academy

Course description

This course is a vocational course focusing on the human body and sports performance. It is suited to anyone who has an interest in sport and exercise and who wishes to proceed to Higher Education .This two year course is a nationally recognised qualification. Students have the option of studying the BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A* - E grade at ‘A’ Level) or the BTEC Diploma (equivalent to two A* - E grade at A - Level).

Course content

The following mandatory units will be studied for the National Subsidiary Diploma:
Unit 1 - Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport 5
Unit 2 - The Physiology of Fitness
Unit 3 - Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 7 - Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

A further three units will be studied which include sports nutrition, fitness training/programming and practical team sports.

For the Diploma qualification (Double Award), students will study Units 1, 2, 3 and 7 above as well as five further mandatory units:
Unit 4 – Fitness Training and Programming
Unit 11 – Sports and Nutrition
Unit 17 – Psychology for Sports Performance
Unit 27 – Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
Unit 28 – The Athlete’s Lifestyle

Students will also complete a further four optional units.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement to have studied PE at GCSE.


This course is assessed internally with an emphasis on independent study. Students will complete a portfolio of work to match stated criteria. Each assignment will consist of a series of smaller tasks.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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