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The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport provides you with an understanding of the essential skills needed when looking to build a career in the sports sector.

If sport is your passion then this is definitely the course for you!

You will have opportunities to work with sports professionals, in fitness, sports coaching and outdoor education both inside and outside of the classroom. Whether you have decided your future career or not, the Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to 2 A Levels and will provide you with a springboard to a University degree or to sports related employment such as a leisure centre manager, pool/beach lifeguard or sports development officer.

 

COURSE CONTENT

The structure of the course lets you focus on the areas you are most interested in, such as sports coaching, working with children in sport or outdoor and adventurous activities.

You will study a range of units which may include  Coaching, Fitness Training, Practical Sport, Outdoor Education, Nutrition and Current Issues in Sport.

There will be opportunities to lead, coach and further your knowledge and expertise in your  particular sport or a range of sports.

 

METHOD OF STUDY

A range of study methods are used including lectures, tutorials, assignments and practical work in the Sports Hall or on the Astro Turf Pitch. Students are encouraged to relate theory to practice at all stages. A period of work experience is an integral part of the course and placements are arranged within the sports industry. Visits are arranged to various events and other places of interest during the course.

 

ASSESSMENT

This course is continuous and comprises assignments, written and practical tests, and work experience. There are no examinations and the workload will be evenly spread across the year.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of four GCSE's at Grade C or above. All students must show a commitment to practical performance.

 

CAREER AND PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Can you link your study with other courses?

YES! There are several different routes that you can take depending on your academic ability and what you want to achieve.
You could sign up for our SPORTS PERFORMANCE package and study BTEC Sport alongside our Football Academy.
You could sign up for our SPORTS COACHING package and study BTEC Sport alongside our Level 2 Leadership course.
You could combine the two and sign up for our ELITE SPORT package.
You could take a more ACADEMIC SPORTS route by combining BTEC Sport with other A Levels.

 

FURTHER ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Miss S Dunkey

 

 

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