BTEC Extended Diploma Sport

Qualification: Level 3
Assessment: Assessment is through coursework portfolios, a combination of written and practical research.
Exam Board: PEARSON


The vocational Level 3 course looks at opportunities within the Sport and Leisure Industry and will cover a variety of areas such as: coaching, psychology, physiology, health and fitness promotion and sports development. The course is designed to suit students wishing to progress onto HE or careers in sporting performance, sports development, coaching, teaching.
Standard college entry requirements. A general interest in the sport industry and practical sport will also be essential.
Two Years
Students will need to purchase College kit (approx £70). There will also be visits to various relevant sports organizations and facilities.
Participants successfully completing the course may wish to progress further with education onto Foundation Degrees or Degrees such as Teaching, Sports Science, Sport Studies and Sport Therapy. Alternatively employment within the sports areas such as: Personal Trainer, Sports Coaches, Kids Activity Leaders.
The 2 year programme is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Some of your time on the course will consist of practical sport. You will study 18 units. Mandatory units: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport, Physiology of Fitness,Assessing Risk in Sport, Fitness Training and Programming, Sports Coaching, Sport Development, Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise, Practical Sport. Core units which may include: Sports Nutrition, Sports injury, Sports Coaching, Psychology for Sport Performance, Exercise, Health and Lifestyle.


Student Testimonial...

The BTEC sports course is really good if you love sport and want to do it in the future. It covers a huge variety of units which sets you up nicely for future careers. The best units are 8 and 9 because you get to play individual and team sports as part of the unit. This course is also really good because there are no exams however there is a lot of course work so it’s important to stay on top of it and use your frees to finish work for the deadline.

Libby Piggott