Sport and Physical Activity Development – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
BTEC Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)
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Why choose BTEC Sport?
The qualification has been designed as a full two-year programme for post-16 learners. This qualification is particularly appropriate for learners who are interested in progressing to a career in sport and physical activity development, either directly, or through higher education.
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.
What topics will I cover on the course?
You will be assessed externally for the following three units:
Anatomy and Physiology
Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
You will be assessed internally for 12 further units, including mandatory and optional units. Including the following units:
Practical Sports Performance
Application of Fitness Testing
Research Methods in Sport
Sports Injury Management
How much practical sport will I complete?
It is a vocational qualification, which involves sports participation in a variety of units. For example, Sports Leadership, Coaching and Leading for Participation, Fitness Training and Programming and Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport. However, the practical elements of the qualification will be supported by class tasks, logbooks and assignments to demonstrate your understanding of the topics.
As part of the Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development you will take part in: Volleyball, Basketball, Squash, Badminton, Tennis, Resistance Training, Circuit Training, Sports Coaching, Sports Leadership
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed through a wide variety of assessment methods. Three units will be externally assessed, including one written exam and two pre-release tasks, 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 three grades e.g. PPP, MMP, DDM, DDD, D*D*D* directly equivalent to three A Levels.
Minimum of 5 GCSEs; A*- C including either English or Maths (4/5)
Level 2 Vocational Programme at Merit or above PLUS 3 GCSEs A* – C, including either English or Maths (grade 4/5)
What are the career opportunities?
On completion of the Extended Diploma you can choose to:
Progress into further study at university completing such courses as Physical Education, Coaching and Sports Development, Leisure Management, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Rehabilitation and many more.
Pursue a career in a range of areas including: health and lifestyle services, sports development, sports rehabilitation, sports coaching or as a sports performer.
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