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Summary

This qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels and is typically the major qualification in a full two-year study programme. It allows students to specialise in this sector with a view to progression to higher education. There will also be the opportunity to complete a number of coaching qualifications and work experience as part of the programme to make you more employable.

The new specification covers a range of subjects that are current and will prepare you for the sports industry.

Description

The Sport BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma enables students to learn about the theory behind sport in great depth. It gives them the opportunity to gain experience for use in the work place or as a stepping stone to higher education. The variety of subjects gives students the opportunity to study most areas of sport and allows them to decide which field they wish to work towards.

Students are expected to have grade 4's (C's) in English, maths and science. Students are expected to retake GCSE English or maths if grade 4's (C's) are not achieved.

Key Areas

The students will cover a range of units which will be assessed in a number of different ways. Internal assignments: Work-related assignments set and marked by the centre. External Tasks: Practical, work-related tasks, set and marked by Pearson. Written exams: Written answers to practical questions set and marked by Pearson. Synoptic units: Students can demonstrate that they can apply skills, knowledge and techniques learned.

The following units are mandatory within the course:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness training and programming for health sports and well-being
  • Professional development in the sports industry
  • Sports leadership
  • Practical sports performance
  • Coaching for sports performance
  • Research methods in sport
  • Development and provision of sport and physical activity
  • Investigating business in sport and active leisure
  • Acquiring skill in sport

GCSE English and maths programme is also embedded into this course for those who do not gain a C.

What Next

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress onto the Sports Coaching and Development Foundation Degree at Bournville College or progress onto higher education programmes at other institutions, for example Sports Studies, Sports Management or Sports Science. It also opens opportunity for students to apply for work in areas similar to subjects studied such as nutrition.

Entry Criteria

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above, one of which must be English Language and Science.
  • BTEC First Diploma (Merit or Distinction) together with Grade C (4 ) in English Language.
  • All applicants must have a good reference.

Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day

    Provider

    Bournville College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September £7,000 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September £7,000 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    NULL NULL 16 NULL NULL 0.00 5000

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
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