BTEC Sport National: Extended Certificate

Why study BTEC Sport?

Never has the study of sport and exercise science been as important as it is today, especially after the success of the GB Olympics. Sport has now become a massive business. There is a demand for sports scientists, experts in biomechanics, sports psychologists and nutritionists. This is a fascinating and absorbing subject which will set you up to go straight into the fitness and sport industry or going on to further education to study Sports sciences, sports nutrition, sports physiotherapy or sports development at University.

What will I study?

  • Over the two year course pupils will study four main Units.

Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well Being

Unit 3 – Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Unit 4 – Practical Sports Performance

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 is assessed through a 2 hour Written Paper which is set and marked by the exam board. This will take place in the Summer Exam Series.

Unit 2 is assessed through a 2 hour Written Task which is set and marked by the exam board. This will take place in the Summer Exam Series.

Unit 3 is assessed through Assignments which are set and marked by the School.

Unit 4 is assessed through Assignments which are set and marked by the School.

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements for this course but an enthusiastic interest in the subject and a commitment to conscientious study will bring success.

Course expenses

We are encouraging all students to purchase a BTEC Sport Book, costing approx £20, to support the course. Occasional day visits to Exeter University, and other courses are undertaken as they become available. They will usually cost £5 to £10. We expect all students to attend courses which are part of the specification. There may be financial help available for those in need.

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