Sport (BTEC)

LEVEL 3 BTEC

Introduction to course

BTEC Sport courses offer you the opportunity to study modern, work-related qualifications, which open the doors to higher education and a successful career. These courses are designed with clear progression routes by building high level skills and developing independent research as well as study skills.

With two different options to study either the single or double award, both learning and units are tailored to suit your needs and interests within Sport. Mandatory units include Anatomy and Physiology, which looks at the body and the demands exercise places upon it, and Fitness and Training, allowing you to build an understanding of how to improve health and fitness.

Exam board/specification

Pearson BTEC Edexcel

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC award in Sports Studies Level 2 Merit
  • A keen interest in Sport

Extended Certificate Modules/units

3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit over 2 years

  • Year 1: Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Year 1: Unit 7 – Practical Sports Performance
  • Year 2: Unit 2 - Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
  • Year 2: Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sport Industry

Assessment

  • Year 1: Unit 1 – Written Exam
  • Year 1: Unit 7 – Two assignments and practical assessment
  • Year 2: Unit 2 – Written exam and external task
  • Year 2: Unit 3 – Two assignments

Diploma Modules/units

6 Mandatory units and 3 optional units over 2 years

  • Year 1: Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology
  • Year 1: Unit 4 - Sports Leadership
  • Year 1: Unit 6 – Sports Psychology
  • Year 1: Unit 18 – Work Experience in Active Leisure
  • Year 1: Unit 14 – Sports Performance Analysis
  • Year 2: Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
  • Year 2: Unit 3 – Professional development in the Sports Industry
  • Year 2: Unit 22 – Business for Sport
  • Year 2: Unit 23 – Skill acquisition

Assessment

Units are assessed separately using one of the three assessment methods, which are:

  • Written exam (Unit 1)
  • External task and external exam (Units 2 and 22)
  • Assignment (all other units)

Progression Routes

Studying a BTEC National in Sport allows progression to a wide range of sports-related courses in higher education. It can also open doors to careers in the Sports and Leisure industries, such as Personal training, fitness/leisure centre management, sports coaching and many more.