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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Our Subject

As a full time course, students will have to have a keen interest in Sport. Students who are good at biology will do very well on this course. This course if worth the equivalent of 3 A-Level’s and cannot be studied with another subject.

Entry Requirements – 5 GCSE’s at C or above including English and Maths.

Our links with HE

This qualification is best suited for learners who wish to study a sports and exercise degree at university (or other sports related course).


Course Structure

You will study the following 13 units over the two year course:

Mandatory Units:

  • Sport and Exercise Physiology – written exam externally assessed.
  • Functional Anatomy – written externally assessed case study completed under controlled conditions.
  • Sports Psychology – written externally assessed case study completed under controlled conditions.
  • Fitness Testing.
  • Applied Research Methods.
  • Coaching for Performance and Fitness.
  • Specialised Fitness Training.
  • Socio Cultural Issues in Sport.

Optional Units (students will study 5 of the following):

  • Research Project.
  • Sports Massage.
  • Sports Nutrition – written externally assessed case study completed under controlled conditions.
  • Technology in Sport.
  • Introduction to Sports Injury.

All other units apart from those stated are internally assessed via coursework which could be presentations, written reports, role plays, flyers.