|Contact: Mr A Hancock
| Exam Board and code: Edexcel 500/6755/2
|Course duration: 2 years
What is BTEC Sport about?
The BTEC Sport programme is designed to provide specialist work related 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 across the sporting industry as possible.
How is this course structured?
Unit Content and assessment
LEVEL 3 BTEC DIPLOMA IN SPORT (Development, Coaching & Fitness) This course requires students to complete 13 units (120 credits) over a two year period. In addition to completing the Units required in the Subsidiary Diploma students will also complete units in the following areas:
Fitness Training and Programming
Practical Team Sports or Practical Individual Sports
Psychology for sports Performance
Work Experience in Sport
Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
Each unit is broken up into smaller tasks which are designed so that the outcome would reflect real life experiences of the sporting sector. The specification has been structured to allow learners maximum flexibility in selecting optional units, so that particular interests and career aspirations within the sport and active leisure sector can be reflected in the choice of unit combinations.
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 need to be willing to use/improve a number of different skills in order to pass this course. These include: organisational, investigational and motivational skills. If you are a person who is fully committed to achieve then this will be the course for you.
What else do I need to know?
One of the units in the BTEC LEVEL 3 SPORT DIPLOMA (Development, Coaching & Fitness), will follow a work experience placement and pupils will be required to spend one week off site to do this placement. A residential outdoor education trip is also a unit option that pupils will experience in the summer of Year 12. Students are required to contribute to the trip financially.
Finally the BTEC is a 100% coursework only subject, there are no exams involved. This does, however, mean that you will need to spend a vast amount of time completing work to a high standard.
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 Level 3 Diplomas 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.