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BTEC Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science

BTEC Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science

Qualification: Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma. Equivalent to 1, 2 or 3 A Levels depending on which option you select

Duration: 2 Years

What will I study?

This course provides you with an exciting introduction to the study of all aspects of Sport and Exercise Science and can lead to rewarding careers such as Teaching and Physiotherapy.

There is a broad basis of study for the sport and exercise science sector and the courses are designed to support progression to higher education. You will study all mandatory units and a selection from the optional units.

Extended Certificate

2. Functional Anatomy – Mandatory -Externally Assessed
3. Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology – Mandatory – Externally Assessed
6. Coaching for Performance and Fitness – Mandatory
7. Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science – Optional
8. Specialised Fitness Training – Optional
10. Physical Activity for Individual and Group based Exercise – Optional

Diploma

Units as above, plus:

1. Sport and Exercise Physiology – Mandatory – Externally Assessed
5. Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
11. Sports Massage – Optional
12. Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise – Optional

Extended Diploma

Units as above, plus:

4. Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing – Mandatory
9. Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science – Optional
13. Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance – Optional – Externally Assessed
14. Technology in Sport and Exercise Science – Optional
15. Sports Injury and Assessment -Optional

Cost

No additional costs involved.

Assessment

Combination of External Assessment and Coursework Assignments.

Extended Certificate
2. Functional Anatomy – Mandatory -Externally Assessed
3. Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology –
Mandatory – Externally Assessed

Diploma
1. Sport and Exercise Physiology – Mandatory – Externally Assessed
2. Functional Anatomy – Mandatory -Externally Assessed
3. Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology – Mandatory – Externally Assessed

Extended Diploma
1. Sport and Exercise Physiology – Mandatory – Externally Assessed
2. Functional Anatomy – Mandatory – Externally Assessed
3. Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology – Mandatory – Externally Assessed
13. Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Performance – Optional – Externally Assessed

All other units are assessed internally by coursework assignments.

Entry Criteria

GCSE English Language or English Literature Grade 4. GCSE Science Grade 4.4.

Useful Supporting Courses

Biology, Chemistry, Business, Psychology and Criminology.

Please note the Extended Diploma is a full-time course equivalent to 3 A Levels; no other subjects are chosen alongside it.

Careers

University e.g., Physiotherapy,
Teaching, Sports Coaching.
Apprenticeship Schemes.
Public Services.
NHS.
Engineering.
Fitness Industry.

Enrichment Trips

  • South Africa Cape Town –2 weeks in a local orphanage and children’s hospital.
  • New York (USA) Football Tour – 2 weeks residential. 
  • Outdoor Summer Camp – 1 week residential. 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards – includes expeditions. 

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Culture Vulture

Check out our Culture Vulture link to see what takes your interest.

BTEC Sport & Exercise Science Culture Vulture

Flying start

Click the link and have a go at our 10-week learning plan to get you off to the best start.

BTEC Sport & Exercise Science Flying Start Pack

Course Overview

Follow the link to see an introduction to the course, identifying what you will study with us in the first few months and what you might already know.

BTEC Sport & Exercise Science – Curriculum Overview