Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (360 GLH) (601/7218/6)
What is BTEC Sport about?
The BTEC Sport programme is designed to provide specialist work related scenarios and experiences, developed to meet the employment opportunities within the leisure industry. The course consists of numerous Units which cover a range of topics to be as broad as possible across the sporting industry. The Level 3 National Extended Certificate is a two year course and is equivalent to one A level.
Is this course for me?
If you are the type of student who is enthusiastic about all areas of sport and its industry then this course could be for you. You should be well organised, self-motivated and capable of meeting regular deadlines. If you are a person who is fully committed to achieve, then this will be the course for you provided you have met the minimum academic standards set our in our sixth form entry requirements.
What else do I need to know?
2/3 of the course will be externally assessed through either examinations (all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome) or externally set tasks (learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task). This also means that you will need to spend time completing work to a high standard, outside of lesson time. Assessments may take the form of presentations, video, performance logs, promotional materials and written documents.
What do other students say?
The BTEC allows me to work at my own pace and has given me the confidence to deliver pieces of work which relate to the outside world.
Being on the BTEC course has shown me lots of different aspects of life which are related to sport.
I've really enjoyed being taught by so many different PE teachers. They all care about how I'm progressing and are always willing to help me.
Where could it lead?
BTEC National Awards and Certificates are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). If you want to get a job straight away you could work in:
Sports Centres, Leisure Centres, Outdoor Activities Centres, Sports Coaching, Sport Development.
If you decide to go to university or college you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as:
Sports Studies, Sports Science, Leisure Management, Recreation Management, Teacher Training.