BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport

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Our BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate Program is suitable for any students with a keen interest in Sport. This qualification is worth one A-level. Students would study two other A-levels alongside (can be a combination of A-levels and BTECs).

Entry Requirements – 5 GCSEs at 4 or above including English and Maths and either a 5 in PE or a 5 in a Science.

You will also have the opportunity to play for the college sports teams in women’s and men’s football, rugby, netball, hockey, women’s and men’s basketball and cricket.

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This programme is designed to support progression to higher education. Our courses are designed with plenty of interest in modules which will hopefully help you to determine a sport or non-sport based career path.


Course Structure

You will study 4 units over two years of study.

Mandatory Units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology – this is a written assessment which will be externally marked.
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being – this is an externally set case study and will be externally marked.
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

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

  • Coaching for Performance.
  • Application of Fitness Testing.
  • Practical Sports Performance.

All other units other than those specified are internally assessed via coursework which could be presentations, written reports, role plays and practical observations.


Past students who have studied this qualification alongside A Levels have gone on to:-

  • BSc Sports Coaching
  • BSc Sports & Exercise Science
  • LLB Law
  • BSc Psychology with Forensic Science
  • Employment or Apprenticeships

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