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BTEC Level 3 in Physical Education - Sport at Claremont High School Academy

Course description

There are a couple of reasons why you may want to choose a BTEC over other qualifications.

Firstly BTECs are recognised by a large number of companies across a wide range of industries. As well as being developed in partnership with industry representatives so that all employer and student needs are met, many professional bodies offer successful BTEC student exemptions for their own accredited qualifications.

Secondly, if you are not fond of taking exams and find the pressure causes you to under-perform, a BTEC will allow you to undertake a number of units for which you will present evidence, based on real-life work and studies. This means you can demonstrate your skills and knowledge through a practical situation rather than sweating it out in an exam hall.

You will be provided with personal guidance and support by your teachers, who will also help you meet deadlines and reach your full potential.

The course aims to answer questions such as:

  • What effects occur in my body when I begin to exercise?
  • Which muscles do I use in sporting actions and how do they work?
  • What effects occur in my body when I begin to exercise?
  • Which muscles do I use in sporting actions and how do they work?
  • What kind of nutrition does an athlete require?
  • How can I treat and prevent sports injuries?
  • Which energy systems do I use in sport and what types of training improve them?
  • How do I become qualified as a sports coach?

You will build a portfolio of assignments that are relevant to the sports industry. These assignments require you to evidence your practical skills and knowledge. Evidence could be provided through observation, video recordings, photographs, written work and documentation. The work will be assessed by your teacher, internally moderated and then externally verified by Edexcel to ensure national standards are met.

If successful you may progress to degree subjects at university such as sports Therapy, Sport exercise science, Physiotherapy, Physical Education and support studies. Possible careers include Sports Psychologist, Health and Fitness Advisors, Sports Development Co-ordinators, Sport Coaches, PE teacher.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are 5 GCSE's at grade C including GCSE PE or BTEC Level 2 Sport at Merit or distinction. You must also have a keen interest in sport. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Claremont High School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years