BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

Exam board: Pearson

The qualification is equivalent in size to one A-Level

Why study BTEC Sport?

Employers value BTEC’s approach to learning because it provides a unique combination of technical skills which help prepare students for employment, together with a breadth of knowledge about the sector which empowers students to succeed in the real world. The flexibility to build a programme of study combined with practical application, all of which is tailored directly to students’ aspirations, is proven to produce a valued candidate in the eyes of employers. In addition, the ethos of BTEC courses provides experiences that promote maturity in participants which directly enhances their employability.

What will you study?

The course is made up of four units which cover the broad range of the sports industry. Two of the units are assessed internally through the production of a portfolio of evidence. This evidence is generated through written assignments, presentations or practical demonstrations.

Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology (Exam) – The examination you will complete lasts for one hour thirty minutes and has 80 marks. The test will have different types of questions including short-answer and extended open response questions.

Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – This unit focuses on exploring client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being.

Unit 3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry – This unit will explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. You will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing – You will gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing and learn how to safely conduct a range of fitness tests for different components of fitness.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for students who are interested in learning about the sporting sector. Students must enjoy sport as they will be expected to perform in all units.