Sport Science BTEC Level 3

Sport Science BTEC Level 3

Sport Science BTEC Level 3


Course outline:

This is equivalent to one A-Levels. 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 A-Levels alongside the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science and possible combinations would include Biology, Health and Social Care and Psychology.

Course Structure:

This course is assessed through external assessment as well as internally assessed coursework tasks.

Year 1:
Unit 1 – Functional Anatomy
(Externally assessed mandatory unit)
Unit 2 – Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
(Externally assessed mandatory unit)
Unit 6 – Coaching for Performance and Fitness
(Internally assessed mandatory unit)

Year 2:
Unit 7 – Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
(Internally assessed optional unit)
Unit 8 – Specialised Fitness Training
(Internally assessed optional unit)
Unit 10 – Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based
Exercise (Internally assessed optional unit)


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Edexcel

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    Duration

    Two year

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    Minimum entry requirements:

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

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    Possible combinations:

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

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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:

    A mixture of externally assessed exams and internally assessed coursework. There are 6 units in total and these are graded as Pass, Merit and Distinction


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