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Sport : Level 3 Extended Certificate (= 1 A Level) at WQE

Course description

The Level 3 Extended Certificate offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of Sports Science and employment within the Sport Science/Development vocational sector.

You will follow a vocationally specific qualification which will develop a range of personal skills and knowledge that will be essential for successful performance in working life.

You will study a range of topic areas which will require you to participate practically as well as research and produce written responses to work related assignment briefs.

Course content

There are four course units covered in the Extended Certificate:

• Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
• Fitness Training and Programming for Health
• Professional Development in the Sports Industry
• Practical Sports Performance.

Your programme of study will be coursework based, your skills and knowledge will be assessed through practical tasks, written coursework presentations, and teacher observation and two external exams.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs, at Grades A* - C/4 – 9, including English Language, from a mixture of GCSEs and equivalents.

Students undertaking a Level 3 ‘hybrid’ programme comprising at least one A Level element are required to meet the standard College A level entry criteria.


Units will be assessed in a variety of ways. Students must complete work-related assignments in all units to complete the course.

Students work will be internally verified by staff and externally verified by the examination board. There are two terminal written examinations for this course.

Future opportunities

Progress to Higher Education or employment.

Further information

This course is equivalent to 1 A level.

For further information please visit our website or see our prospectus.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2018
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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