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    Finding Us

    We are in easy reach from various methods of transport:

    94, 237, 266. 207, 260, 283, 228

    Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line), Ravenscourt Park (District Line)

    Limited parking is available at Hammersmith Academy. Visitors are encouraged to travel via public transport.

    Should you choose to travel by car please be advised that on street parking is available at a cost of £1.10 per half hour (as of April 2013) chargeable between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri).

    Hammersmith Academy
    25 Cathnor Road
    W12 9JD

    t: 020 8222 6000
    f: 0208 222 6728



BTEC Sports Level 3

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 and Mathematics, as well as a minimum grade 6 in Science and Physical Education.

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