Sports Studies – National Extended Certificate

Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: BTEC Level 3
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Why study Sports Studies?

  • I have a keen and active interest in sport but want to combine this with other subjects
  • I can offer two Olympic sports (one individual, one team) to a reasonable standard
  • I prefer a more vocational approach, with continuous assessment in addition to exams.

What does the course consist of?

Mandatory units

  • Anatomy and Physiology (exam)
  • Fitness, Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Fitness (controlled assessment)
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Plus one other unit:

  • Practical Sports Performance.

How is this course assessed?

  • By controlled assessment in addition to coursework and final exams.

What might this course lead on to?

  • Progression from this qualification can include higher education to study a Sports related degree in Teaching, Coaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or the Leisure Industry
  • This course can also provide a pathway into the Forces (Emergency or Armed) and health related employment.
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