BTEC Sports Level 3

The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is a two-year programme. The course combines practical sports activity with academic study, giving students the opportunity to combine sport and recreation units.

Four units are studied over the two years: three of these are mandatory units and are fundamental to the programme. These are unit 1 (Anatomy and Physiology), unit 2 (Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being) and unit 3 (Professional Development in the Sport Industry).The remaining unit is classed as an optional unit which allow specialisation in the unit which best suits the cohort of students. This allows the development of knowledge and skills in a variety of specialist areas, including the body in action and sports performance. It also offers the opportunity to engage practical skills and sporting knowledge in a variety of exercise settings. Units 1 and 2 are externally assessed, with unit 1 being a full exam and unit 2 a controlled assessment on pre-released case studies. Units 3 and the optional unit are internally assessed through assignments.

The two year BTEC Extended Certificate, completed in Year 13, is recognised as equivalent to one A Level and attract UCAS points as such.

Exam Board: Edexcel

Entry Requirements:Eight or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics, as well as a minimum grade 5 in Physical Education or Sport or grade 5/5 in Combined Science.

Skills Gained

  • Develop a wider understanding of the sport industry and careers in sport
  • Develop a deeper understanding of five body systems: skeletal system, muscular system, energy systems, CV system and respiratory system
  • Develop knowledge of lifestyle choices and lifestyle modifications for health lifestyles
  • Develop the ability to perform fitness testing and plan training programmes to improve fitness test

Supporting Trips

  • UCFB: Wembley
  • Body works