Sport BTEC Extended Diploma and BTEC Extended Certificate

Level 3, Extended Diploma equivalent to 3 A-Levels. Extended Certificate equivalent to 1 A-Level

Why should I study this subject?

These courses have introduced externally assessed units around the subject area of exercise physiology. The underpinning theme across all units is: the inclusion of target groups such as young people, disabilities, elderly, post-natal, ante natal and various socio-economic backgrounds.

The knowledge of human anatomy and the responses to exercise underpins the core units on both courses. The examination assessment for part of this final grade means that this unit is taught slightly differently, with students being given access to all the necessary information and then tested frequently to check learning.

The majority of the other units involve a combined theory and practical element.
For example, fitness knowledge and understanding is delivered first, followed by student planned, led and reviewed sessions. Some of the facilities used are off-site leisure sector gyms and facilities. This adds realism and knowledge of the industry in everyday practice. Other units such as coaching run similarly to this (with a ‘plan, coach and review’ approach). You develop in practical confidence, leadership and co-operation as well as achieving the theoretical knowledge essential for success on this course.

What will I study?

The course contains both exams and coursework, involves both theory and practical application, and covers a
a wide range of sport, health, well- being and fitness topics such as:

• Anatomy and physiology
• Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being • Professional development in the sport industry
• Application of fitness testing
• Research methods in sport
• Skill acquisition in sport

What are the entry requirements?

Level 4 in English Language, 4 in Science and 4 in PE (if studied)