Sport

Qualification: BTEC

Awarding Body:
Pearsons
Length of Course:
2 Years

This BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport is equivalent in size to one A-Level.

The Pearson BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport is an Applied General qualification for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sport sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level, and it has been designed as a one-year, full-time study programme, or a full two-year programme when studied alongside a further Level 3 qualification.

What will I study?

There are three mandatory units, one internal and two external.

 

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (External)

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (External)

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Internal)

 

Learners will also study one unit from a range which has been designed to support choices in progression to sport courses in higher education, and to link with relevant occupational areas.  The optional unit will be Sports Psychology.

 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

Unit title GLH

How it is

assessed 

Anatomy and Physiology 120 External
Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being 120 External
Professional Development in the Sports Industry 60

Internal

Sports Psychology 60

Internal

 

External Assessment

Unit Assessment Type
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Written examination set and marked by Pearson.
  • 1.5 hours
  •  80 marks.
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions.
  • In Part A, learners will be given a case study one week before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out preparation.
  • In Part B, the supervised assessment period is 2.5 hours as timetabled by Pearson.
  • Written submission.
  • 60 marks.

 

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students wishing to embark on BTEC Level 3 PE have a minimum of Grade 5 from GCSE Biology or Science. It is recommended that you have successfully studied GCSE or BTEC PE or an equivalent in Key Stage 4.

Further Information

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of study. It combines well with a large number of subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in a very wide range of disciplines.

There are tens of thousands of people who work in, and owe their living to sport. Through coaching and teaching, outdoor pursuits, professional sport podiatry, leisure management, sports medicine, sports development and sports coaching, sports psychology, sports physiology, sports massage, therapy and rehabilitation, sports dieticians, journalism, sports science, physiotherapy, public relations, administration and management – the world of sport offers a rich variety of interesting and rewarding career opportunities.