Awarding Body: BTEC
Qualifications on offer:
- Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma in Sport
- Year 2: Diploma or Extended Diploma in Sport
- Emergency First Aid
Summary of course
This is a two year course that consists of units, which are a mix of practical and theoretical. All units must be passed in order to achieve the qualification and progress on to study the Diploma or the Extended Diploma in Sport.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Principles of Anatomy
- Physiology of Fitness
- Training and Fitness for Sport
- Psychology for Sports Performance
- Assessing Risks in Sport
- Practical Team Sports
- Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
- Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
Varying methods of internal assessment will be used e.g. observation of practical lessons, professional discussions, written tasks, presentations and coaching. There may also be one or two exams.
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in sport and wish to gain a Level 3 qualification in sport.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Following successful completion you may progress to the National Extended Diploma in Sport and then a degree in Sport or a related discipline, such as Sport and Exercise Science; PE teacher-training; or employment within a gym, sport and leisure complex or within the coaching fields.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs, mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths|
|Level 4/5||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship; equivalent of 48 UCAS points|
|Specific Course Requirements:||Standard Level 3 entry requirements, ideally including GCSE English and Maths|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.
General Info (materials required for the course)
You will need to purchase a uniform including a polo shirt, sweatshirt and jogging bottoms, and for sport practical lessons; shorts/tracksuit bottoms and T-shirts/sweatshirts purchased from School Trends. For all activities in the sports hall non-marking sole training shoes are required.
A lever arch file, paper, pens and a ruler are required for classroom lessons. A padlock is required for lockers.
Students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities from the wide range of enrichment activities available. This includes possible entry to the College Football Team.
The cost for trips and visits arranged during the course is approximately £120 and we would ask you to be prepared to pay this fee when you enrol onto your course in September.
Students are expected to behave, be punctual and dress appropriately at all times.