Sport BTEC Level 3

Campus
Leicester
Level
Level 3

This qualification provides you with a comprehensive coverage of the sector, allowing you to progress to a range of sport-related courses in higher education.

Course Duration

1st year: Foundation Diploma in Sport (Equivalent to 1.5 AS Level)
2nd year: Extended Diploma in Sport (Equivalent to 3 A Level)

Entry Requirements

5 or more GCSEs grade C/5 or above including English Language, Maths and Science. It would also be beneficial to have a relevant level 2 qualification in Sport e.g. A GCSE in Physical Education or Level 2 Sport at a merit grade.

Assessment of Foundation Diploma in Sport

Assessed by the completion of both internal and external assessments. 7 units will be studied consisting of 2 externally assessed and 5 internally assessed.

The externally assessed units are assessed by a set task or a written exam are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

The internally assessed units that comprise the course are as follows:

  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sport Leadership
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Sports Psychology

Assessment of Extended Diploma in Sport

Assessed by the completion of both internal and external assessments. 7 units will be studied consisting of 2 externally assessed and 5 internally assessed.

  • The externally assessed units are assessed by a set task or a written exam are:
  • Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry

The internally assessed units that comprise the course are as follows:

  • Coaching for Performance
  • Research Methods
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Current Issues in Sport

Course Overview

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is an academic, practical and vocational course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities in addition to a number of externally set tasks and exams.

The course will develop your academic understanding of the sports industry. In addition, you will develop the transferrable and high-order skills that are highly regarded by higher education and employers. For example, the study of sport particularly encourages the development of skills and behaviors such as teamwork, communication, organisation, leadership, problem solving, creative thinking and planning, research, performance analysis, resilience, evaluation, analysis and synthesising concepts. These skills are developed through the variety of approaches to teaching and learning enabled by the specification.

The course is equivalent to three ‘A’ levels and carries UCAS points as well as recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant sport or leisure degree courses.

Career Progression

Learners who complete the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma often go onto further or higher education, studying HNDs or degrees or employment within the sport and leisure industry. Some examples include: Sports Coaching, Sports Business, Sports Science, Leisure Management, Fitness Instructing and Personal Training or Physical Education Teaching qualifications.