BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (QCF) (Equivalent to 3 A Levels)
Five or more A*‐ C (9-4 under the new grading system) grades at GCSE including English Language and Maths.
BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sport at Merit level or GCSE Physical Education ‐ Grade C (4/5).
You will also be required to attend a practical assessment prior to the start of the course.
This 18 unit course extends and deepens the specialist work‐related focus from the GCSE PE / BTEC level 2 Certificate in Sport. There is potential for the qualification to prepare students directly to employment and it is suitable for those who wish to enter a particular specialist area of work or University.
The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport consists of 8 core units plus 10 specialist units.
|Unit 1||Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport|
|Unit 2||The Physiology of Fitness|
|Unit 3||Assessing Risk in sport|
|Unit 4||Practical Team sports|
|Unit 5||Fitness Training and programming|
|Unit 6||Sports Coaching|
|Unit 7||Sports development|
|Unit 8||Fitness Testing for Sport & exercise|
Specialist units (10 from the following 12)
|Unit 1||Fitness testing for sport and exercise|
|Unit 2||Outdoor Adventurous activities|
|Unit 3||Leadership in Sport|
|Unit 4||Psychology for Sports performance|
|Unit 5||Work Experience Unit|
|Unit 6||Sport & Exercise Massage|
|Unit 7||Organising Sports events|
|Unit 8||Rules, regulations & Officiating|
|Unit 9||Sports Injuries|
|Unit 10||Currents Issues in Sport|
|Unit 11||Instructing Physical Activity|
|Unit 12||Exercise and Sports nutrition|
|Students take part in a 2 year mentoring scheme where they develop confidence and experience leading pupils within the PE department. Other courses included are; BASI Skiing award, ICC Rock Climbing award, FA (level 1) Coach award, EBBA (Level 1) referee award.|
Learning Methods and Assessment
The course is both theoretical and practical. Assessment is through written work, observation, laboratory reports, practical performance and presentations that form assignments based on sports industry scenarios.
Students will complete 9 units per year for 2 years. Equivalent to 3 ‘A’ levels.
The course is assessed by using Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, each of which carry a points weighting. The points are then converted into UCAS points. You can also convert the points into A level equivalent grades.