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Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Midhurst-Rother College

Course description

Why study BTEC Sport?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport offers learners the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. This course is ideal for those learners who are looking to build a career in one of the sporting sectors or to progress to further education within the field of sport. The course is a mixture of exam, synoptic assessment and coursework and is fully recognised by employers and further education establishments.

Course content

Year 12
Students will complete 2 units, the units of work include:

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
Focussing on how the body functions and performs in sporting activities

100% exam

Fitness testing and training
This unit looks at the different fitness tests, training methods and lifestyle factors

100% synoptic assessment

Year 13
Students will complete 2 units, the units of work include:

Sports Psychology
This unit looks at the importance of the mind in sports performance and how athletes use their knowledge of this to aid performance

100% coursework

Sports development
This unit looks at the sports industry and how sport is structured and developed in our country.

100% Coursework

Entry requirements

Students are required to achieve a minimum of FIVE GCSE qualifications (inc. English and Maths) graded 9-4 and including a 9-4 in GCSE PE.


Students will build on experience from GCSE PE to enhance their knowledge and increase their understanding of factors that affect performance and participation in sport. The course is taught in a variety of methods ranging from classroom to practical based lessons. Some units will also involve linking with local sporting clubs and centres.
The course is assessed using the Pass (C), Merit (B) and Distinction (A) criteria.

Future opportunities

Students who follow the Level 3 BTEC often move onto further education courses such as Sports Science, Physiotherapy and PE teaching. Students may also choose to go down the public services route or go into sports coaching careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Midhurst-Rother College directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017

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