Level 3: BTEC Diploma
Exam Board: Edexcel
GCSE PE - Level 5: BTEC First - Merit
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 Credits):
All students must study the following compulsory Units within the qualification:
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 4: Sports Leadership
Unit 22: Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport
Three additional units will be completed from an extensive list. These units will be selected in line with the cohort to suit their strengths and needs.
Units 1 and 2 are now externally assessed and examinations will be sat in the summer term at the same time as other national examinations. The other taught units are internally assessed and verified within the BTEC qualification and are subject to external moderation. Students will complete a series of assignments that are submitted in a variety of formats to their unit teacher for marking and feedback throughout their studies. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at Pass (E grade), Merit (C grade) or Distinction (A grade). Any single referred assignment will result in failure of the qualification.
The study of these qualifications can lead into a wide variety of career opportunities and higher education courses. All of the BTEC Sport qualifications that we offer prepare students to continue their studies at higher educational establishments. In addition, many of our students choose to transfer their acquired skills directly into the workplace in a variety of sports related careers. In respect of employment this qualification can lead to employment in Teaching, coaching, physiotherapy, sports journalism and sports analyst work.
Mr O Root, Head of Physical Education