Sport BTEC Level 3

Why study BTEC Sport?

You will learn all about coaching techniques, rehabilitation of injuries, skill acquisition and psychology in sports performance to give you a well-rounded and in-depth knowledge of the sports industry aiding you in progressing on to a  higher education qualification in sports, sports development or coaching or employment within the sector.

This is ideal for those who wish to progress to pursue interests in fitness, coaching or going on to a degree.

What will I be learning about?

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. Employers and professional bodies have also been involved and consulted to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners who may choose to enter employment directly in the sport sector.

Learners will complete 5 five units during the course:

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.
  • Unit 6: Sports Psychology
  • Unit 7: Practical Performance

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1:  1 x Externally set exam

1 hour 30mins

Unit 2:  1 x Supervised assessment

2 hours 30mins

Unit 3 & 6: Assignment base

Unit 7:  Video analysis and written report/essay

Where will this lead?

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study. It combines well with a large number of subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in a very wide range of disciplines (depending on the subjects taken alongside). For learners who wish to study an aspect of sport in higher education, opportunities include:

  • BA (Hons) in Sport Studies and Business, if taken alongside A Levels in Business and Maths
  • BSC (Hons) in Sport Psychology, if taken alongside a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science and A Level in Psychology
  • BA (Hons) in Sports Education and Special and Inclusive Education, if taken alongside an A Level in English Language and a BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
  • BA (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, if taken alongside a BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science.

What are the entry requirements?

Five grade 9-4 at GCSE or equivalent level, including a level 5 in GCSE PE and a minimum level 4 in English