BTEC Sport

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport
Exam Board : Pearson

Exam Board : BTEC

Why study this subject?

  • You have a keen interest in sport, physical activity and, health and well-being.
  • Prefer a course with a greater focus on assessment through coursework ( the course still involves elements of examination).
  • Units/assignments are set around scenarios linked to the working world and therefore approach learning and assessment from a different angle to traditional A-Levels.
  • You will receive one resit/resubmission per examination/assignment where appropriate.
  • The course covers a wide range of topic areas, which will help you enter a career/further education within the physical activity and health sector.
  • This is a two year course.
  • Equivalent to 1 A-Level.

How is the course assessed?

  • This course is assessed through a mixture of coursework (assignments) and examination.
  • At the end of the course you will be awarded with either a Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass or Unclassified.
  • Over the duration of the course you will cover 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit.
  • Mandatory units covered:
    • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology (Externally set/assessed written examination).
    • Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (Externally set/assessed task).
    • Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Coursework – internally set/assessed).
  • Optional unit covered:
    • Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance (Coursework – internally set/assessed).

Where can this subject lead?

This course carries UCAS points (just like A-Levels) and will help towards entering in to higher education (e.g. degree level) as well as allowing students to move straight in to employment.

Completing this course could lead to careers within the sport, health and leisure industry such as:

  • Sports coaching
  • E. teacher
  • Sports scientist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Fitness instructor
  • PT instructor
  • Events management
  • Leisure industry
  • Sports innovation
  • Sports development