Sport Science BTEC Level 3

Sport Science BTEC Level 3

Sport Science BTEC Level 3

Course outline:

This is equivalent to one A-Level. It is a two-year, full-time course that is ideal for those that want to go into the Sports and Exercise Science industry or study a Sports or Health Science related degree at University, such as Physiotherapy.

You will opt to complete other BTECs, A-Levels or Subsidiary Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science and possible combinations would include Applied Science, Biology and Health and Social Care.

Course Structure:

This course is assessed through coursework tasks and there are no formal exams.

Year 1:
Unit 1 – Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
Unit 2 – Sport and Exercise Physiology
Unit 3 – Sport and Exercise Psychology

Year 2:
Unit 7 – Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Unit 8 – Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Unit 10 – Sport and Exercise Massage

Key Facts:

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    Examination Board


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    Two year

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, with Grade 4 or above for Maths and English and a Grade 4 in Science

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    Possible combinations:

    This course could be taken alongside Applied Science, Biology, Psychology or Health and Social Care

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    You will gain a wide variety of key knowledge and practical skills needed for this vocational sector, as well as have the opportunity to play on one of the College Sports teams. You will take part in many trips and activities such as visits to gyms, universities and exercise referral schemes

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    Skills developed:

    • ICT skills, as all coursework will be Word processed
    • You will also learn how to use PowerPoint and Publisher
    • You will learn a variety of research skills as well as how to work in a group and as an individual

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • Higher Education degrees in Sport and Health Science or Physiotherapy
    • Employment in the Sports industry

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    Assessment summary:

    Internally assessed coursework. There are 6 units in total and these are graded as Pass, Merit and Distinction

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