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Sport BTEC National Extended Certificate

Equivalent to one A Level

This course is particularly aimed at students who are looking to progress into sports employment.

You will need to combine with two other programmes to form a full programme of study for Level 3.

You will complete four units over two years.

In order to pass the course you must pass all units.

What does the course involve?

Students will learn how body systems work and how body systems respond and adapt to exercise, there is opportunity to analyse sports performance, plan nutrition and fitness programmes, and finally look further into employment opportunities and career progression in the Sport Industry. You will develop the ability to question and research associated topics and will be able to access support both within and outside the College environment

There are four units to complete and you must pass all units.

You will have the opportunity of resit external assessments once only.

Year One

  • Anatomy and Physiology (External Assessment).
  • Practical Sports Performance (Internal Assessments).

Year Two

  • Fitness Training and Programme (External Assessment).
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Internal Assignments).

What can you do after the course?

This course will enable you to progress to sports employment, further sport related study or general currency for access to other higher education courses.

Want to know more?

These factsheets provide lots more information about BTECs in general and about the Sport courses.

You can download them here.

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BTEC Sport Factsheet

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