The qualification has been designed as a full two-year programme for post-16 learners. It is equivalent in size to 1 A Level and other A Levels will be completed alongside the qualification.
It is for students who are interested in learning about the sports sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of HE courses, but not necessarily in sport.
Topics covered on the course
Students taking this qualification will study four units, including three mandatory units.
Two units will be externally assessed and two will be internally assessed.
Anatomy and Physiology (externally assessed)
Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (externally assessed)
Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Application of Fitness Testing and Training
How much practical sport will I complete?
It is a vocational qualification, which involves sports participation in a variety of units. However, the practical elements of the qualification will be supported by class tasks, logbooks and assignments to demonstrate your understanding of the topics.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed through a wide variety of assessment methods. Two units will be externally assessed, including one written exam and one pre-release task, which will be set and marked by Pearson. The remaining units will be internally assessed using assessment methods such as written reports, logbooks, presentations, lab reports and practical performance. Each individual unit is graded Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D). For externally assessed units only, a grade of N may be awarded for learners not gaining enough marks for a P grade. The overall qualification will have a grade e.g. Pass, Merit or Distinction directly equivalent in UCAS points to A Level grades.
How have things changed for BTEC Level 3 qualifications?
The new BTEC qualifications offer a wider range of assessments including assignments, scenario tasks and a written exam. This balanced approach means that students can showcase for future employers how they apply their learning to practical, everyday workplace challenges. Whilst higher education institutes can be confident that BTEC qualified students are well prepared for a higher level of study and assessment.
Minimum of 5 GCSEs including either GCSE English or GCSE Maths.
What makes Loreto’s Sport department unique?
Loreto has several highly qualified teachers and coaches.
Mr Armstrong, Head of BTEC Sport is a Standards Verifier for BTEC Sport qualifications, assessing centres and learners’ work to ensure it meets the required standards. He writes assessments and produces electronic resources for centres across the country.
Loreto Sixth Form College
Chichester Road South