Sport Studies


Sport Information Guide

Course Introduction

Ideal for students interested in sport & exercise who prefer a more vocational approach with continuous assessment in some units and some mandatory examined units. Students would be able to study two other subjects to run concurrently with this qualification.


Who is this course for?

 This course is suitable for students who may wish to enter a career in sport and leisure or teaching and coaching but still wish to study other subjects alongside sport. Biology and Psychology would be an ideal choice for students interested in Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy. The course would require students to demonstrate effective technique, skills and tactics in two Olympic sports (one team, one individual). Their grades for this coursework unit would be based upon their performance, therefore students should be able to offer these two sports to a reasonably high standard.


Progression

Progression from this qualification can include Higher Education to study a sports related degree in teaching, coaching or the leisure industry. The Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level and can also provide a pathway to the Forces (Emergency or Armed) and health related employment.


Course Content

A two year course leading to an BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate, equivalent to one A Level with associated UCAS points, comprising of the following units:-Mandatory Units:

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

Plus one Optional Unit:

  • Practical Sports Performance

Assessment

Unit Type of Assessment:

  • Anatomy and Physiology – set and marked by Pearson (exam)
  • Fitness, Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing – set and marked by Pearson (controlled assessment)
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry – set and marked internally (coursework)
  • Practical Sports Performance – set and marked internally (coursework).