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Level 3: BTEC Diploma

Exam Board: Edexcel

Preferred Grade

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 Future

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.

Further information
Mr O Root, Head of Physical Education