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Sport BTEC National Diploma at Stoke Newington School

Course description

You will study eight core units:

• principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

• the physiology of fitness

• assessing risk in sport

• fitness training and programming

• sports coaching

• sports development

• fitness testing for sport and exercise

• practical individual OR practical team


Course content

There are also a number of specialist units. You must take five of these to gain a double award, or 11 for a triple award:

• sport and society

• leadership in sport

• exercise, health and lifestyle

• working with children in sport

• sports injuries

• rules, regulations and officiating in sport

• organising sports events

• exercise health and lifestyle

• instructing physical activity and exercise

• research investigation in sport and exercise science

• sport and exercise massage

• practical individual or practical team

Entry requirements

You must have studied PE at GCSE or sport at BTEC level 2. You should ideally have a 4.5 in English and Cs in science, although we will consider applicants with other grades. You will be expected to participate in extra-curricular activities and take leadership roles in school sports events throughout the course.


All units are assessed through coursework assignments. These are scenario-based and use a variety of assessment methods. You will complete written assignments, interviews, observation records and participation logbooks. You will also organise and run a variety of school and community sports events.

Future opportunities

You will be able to continue your studies at degree level in sport, education or science-related subjects. The course also offers a route into the expanding leisure industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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