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​​​​​​BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Sub Diploma  / Diploma / Credit Diploma / Extended Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence

 

 Level                                                                            3

Qualification Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate / Sub Diploma / Credit Diploma / Extended Diploma

Duration

 

1 – 2 years

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What will I study?

 

Five options are available for you to select from.

 

Option 1 – BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport (equivalent to 1 AS)

Units include –

Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport

The Physiology of Fitness

Assessing Risk in Sport

Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise

 

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport – equates to 1 AS – this can be converted to a full A Level within the second year by studying the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

 

 

Option 2 – BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1 A Level)

Units Include –

Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport.

The Physiology of Fitness.

Assessing Risk in Sport.

Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise.

Practical Team Sport.

Psychology for Sport.

Sports Coaching.

 

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport – equates to 1 A Level equivalent – this can be converted to 2 A Level equivalents within the second year by studying the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport.

 

Option 3 – BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

Units include –

Fitness Training and Programming.

Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport.

Sports Nutrition.

Outdoor Adventurous Activities.

The Athlete's Lifestyle.

Work Experience in Sport.

 

Option 4 – BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels)

Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport.

The Physiology of Fitness.

Assessing Risk in Sport.

Fitness Training & Programming.

Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise.

Practical Team Sport.

Psychology for Sport.

Sports Coaching.

Physical Education & the Care of Children & Young People.

Sport & Exercise Massage.

 

BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Sport – equates to 1.5 A Level equivalents – this can be converted to 3 A Level equivalents within the second year by studying the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

 

Option 5 – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport.

Sports Nutrition.

Outdoor Adventurous Activities.

The Athlete's Lifestyle.

Work Experience in Sport.

Organising Sports Events.

Sports Injuries.

Rules, Regulations & Officiating in Sport.

Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise.

 

Study Visits

Possible outdoor pursuit day trips – Sheffield indoor climbing walls, Manvers Waterfront, Peak District – activities could include – indoor & outdoor climbing & abseiling, hill walking, caving, weaselling, kayaking, canoeing.

 

Possible visits to Universities (SHU &/or LMU).

Possible Sports Science trip to St. George's Park – home of England FA.

Possible Sports Leading & Sports Coaching within local primary and secondary schools.

Work placement within a relevant sporting organisation.

 

Cost

Cost of indoor climbing walls, Manvers Water Front, Peak District – approximately £5 per activity.

 

Assessment

All units assessed through portfolio assignments, which are set & marked by your teachers.

 

The course is highly practical so you will be expected to perform, coach & officiate in a variety of sports as well as participate in a number of fitness sessions.


 

Entry Criteria

Grade D/3 in Maths.


Useful Supporting Courses

The Extended Diploma is usually taken as a full-time course in its own right.  The other BTEC Sports courses can be taken with any other A Levels.

 

Students have gone on to careers in / as:

All five courses can lead to higher education and careers in sport psychology, fitness and sport therapy, sport and exercise science, physical education teacher and other related sports careers / courses.


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