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Sport OCR Cambridge Technicals Level 3 at Sutton Community Academy

Course description

Sport has never been more prevalent in the UK than it is today. With the legacy of the London Olympics and the nation becoming more aware of the importance of fitness, opportunities to forge a rewarding and successful career in sport are increasing.

The OCR Cambridge Technicals in Sport covers a wide range of topics across the whole sporting spectrum in the UK. Compulsory topics enable you to understand and develop your knowledge about the sports industry, economic benefits, job opportunities and the influence of the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will also learn about the social impact of sport in the UK including topics centred around the history of sport, culture, gender, media influence and drugs. Learning and developing sports skills compliments units on coaching and leadership and provide the practical opportunities on this course. The final compulsory unit examines the political shape of sport within the UK through investigation of Central Government, governing bodies, national organisations and provision for elite athletes. These topic areas enable students to build up a wide knowledge base and open up the opportunity for further study at a higher level.

Entry requirements

There is no need to have studied OCR sport but this would be an advantage.

Future opportunities

The level 3 OCR Cambridge Technicals Introductory Diploma offers a variety of future opportunities. The Course is expandable from the initial 6 unit, 2 year course to either 12 or 18 units. Achieving an additional 6 or 12 units will gain the Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma qualification. For those considering higher education, the UCAS tariff attached to the course opens up the possibility of further study on a variety of sports degree course. A final exit route for the course is straight to employment within the sports industry in the retail sector, leisure centres, private health clubs or coaching roles.

Further information

The wide ranging nature of the course means that different units will compliment study in a range of other subjects including Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies.

You will gain 2 qualifications for the price of 1 – all students will gain the ‘Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership’ as an additional qualification delivered as part of the coaching units.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years