Sports Studies – National Diploma


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
  • I wish to pursue a career in this field
  • I prefer a more vocational approach with continuous assessment in addition to exams.

What does the course consist of?

Mandatory units

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness, Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Fitness
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership
  • Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure
  • Industry Skill Acquisition in Sport.

Optional units include:

  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Sports Psychology
  • Work Experience in Active Leisure
  • Principles and Practises for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.

How is this course assessed?

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

What might this course lead on to?

  • Equivalent to two A Levels, this course provides pathways into university to study for teaching or Sport Science degrees
  • It is also well suited to areas such as Nursing, Paramedical, Sports Therapy, HM Forces or the Sports and Leisure industries.
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