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Sport and Exercise Science BTEC (1 x A Level Equivelant) at De Lisle College

Course description

This Level 3 BTEC (equivalent to one A Level) is an introduction to the Sport sector. The qualification supports progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other vocational or general qualifications.

Course content

Students will study three mandatory units covering themes including Functional Anatomy, Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology and Coaching for Performance and Fitness.

The mandatory content allows learners to concentrate on the development of their practical skills and the broad knowledge required for entrance to higher education programmes in sport and exercise science.

Learners choose one optional unit from a small range of options, which have been designed to support progression to a variety of sport courses in higher education and to link with relevant occupational areas. This allows learners either to choose a specific specialist area in which they wish to develop their skill, or to continue on a broad programme.

Entry requirements

To be accepted into De Lisle College Sixth Form students need to achieve 4 grade 4's and 2 grade 5's.

Additionally, this subject requires:

Minimum grade 4 in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths


The course consists of 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external-assessed units.

Across the units, assessment involves written examinations which are externally set and assessed, along with a task set and marked externally and completed in a single 3-hour session under supervised conditions carrying out practical investigations and obtaining results. Units also include the opportunity to complete the planning, delivery and review of coaching sessions.

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Future opportunities

This BTEC carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers. It would lead directly into subject related university courses and careers, and indirectly into a wide range of higher education courses and career choices.

  • BSC (Hons) Sports Development and Exercise

  • BSC (Hons) Sports Science

  • Careers in coaching and education e.g. Physical Education Teacher

  • Careers in sports management e.g. Sports Development Officer

Further information

The College holds an ‘Into the Sixth Form Evening’ in November, where prospective students can find out more about the course. Otherwise further information on this course can be obtained by contacting De Lisle.


Applications can be made online via the De Lisle Sixth Form website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Lisle College directly.

Last updated date: 07 October 2018
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