Sport: BTEC

 

COURSE CONTENT

This is a two-year course and is assessed through a combination of an exam and coursework. It can be taken as either one or two options.

Students may study Option 1 and A Level PE and 2 other AS subjects oftheir choice.

OPTION 1

BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1 GCE A level). This includes 7 units over 2 yearswhich includes:

• Anatomy and Physiology (2 hour exam)
• Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (externally assessed coursework)
• Professional Development in the Sports Industry (internally assessed coursework)
• Sports Leadership (internally assessed coursework)
• 3 x optional units

OPTION 2

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development (equivalent to 3 GCE A Levels). This includes 15 units over 2 years which include:

• Anatomy and Physiology (2 hour exam)
• Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (externally assessed coursework)
• Professional Development in the Sports Industry (internally assessed coursework)
• Sports Leadership (internally assessed coursework)
• Application of Fitness Testing (internally assessed coursework)
• Sports Psychology (internally assessed coursework)
• Research Methods in Sport (internally assessed coursework)
• 7 x optional units

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

There is a vast range of career opportunities within the sports industry. Many PE students go on to university and specialise in PE teaching; exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, GP referral schemes, physical activity development, performance analysis, sport psychology or sport and exercise science.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

5 A* - C grades at GCSE