ABOUT THE EDUCATION

BTEC LEVEL 3 IN SPORT

 

COURSE ATTENDANCE

Full time and the course is FREE.

COURSE LENGTH

2 years.

WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THIS COURSE?

If you want to pursue a career in coaching, teaching, sports therapy or are planning to progress on to a higher education sports-related degree, this course is ideal for you. You will gain an in-depth understanding of sports science, coaching and fitness.

WHAT LEVEL 3 OPTIONS ARE THERE?​

Depending on your grades you will study one of the following:

  • Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels)

  • Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels)

 

Each club is different, for clarification on which qualification your club will study, please speak to your area manager.

WHAT ARE THE AREAS COVERED BY THIS COURSE?

Units across the three options include:

  • Sports development

  • Sports coaching

  • Psychology for sports performance

  • Profiling sports performance

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology

  • The physiology of fitness

  • Practical team sport

  • Rules, regulations and officiating

  • Sports nutrition

  • Sport as a business

  • Assessing risk in sport

  • Sports injuries

  • Leadership in sport and analysis of sports performance

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED TO GET INTO THIS COURSE?

DIPLOMA - Three GCSE’s between 9-4, with one preferably Maths or English, or a BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) with a Merit grade.

EXTENDED DIPLOMA- Five GCSE's between 9-4, with Maths AND English included.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including assignments and practical activities.

Each qualification option is worth a certain amount of credits:

  • Diploma (120 credits)

  • Extended Diploma (180 credits)

 

Each unit you complete is worth either 5 or 10 credits and you are marked on how well you have achieved that unit – graded either a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Your overall qualification will then be calculated against the UCAS Tariff points table, for entry into Higher Education.

WHICH QUALIFICATION WILL I BE AWARDED IF I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THIS COURSE?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 in Sport Diploma/Extended Diploma. 

WHAT WILL I BE ABLE TO GO ON TO DO AFTER I'VE COMPLETED THIS COURSE?

On completion of the BTEC Level 3 in Sport you can progress onto a sports related degree (we proudly run our own degree programmes with Loughborough College) or another appropriate higher education course. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course through our education provider.

WHAT ARE THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES?

This course can lead to work in sports coaching, teaching or work in a leisure centre or gym. In addition, it could provide entry into business and management within the leisure industry. Advice and guidance will be provided during your course by our education providers and also can be discussed at parent/guardian evenings.

HOW MANY UCAS POINTS CAN I ACHIEVE?

Whether you study the Diploma or Extended Diploma, UCAS points are available for each grade. The highest amount available is 168 which is the equivalent of three A* grades at A-Level. Please see the table below for full details.

ABOUT US

The Northern Premier League Football Academy in conjunction with the Northern Premier League. We are the first in English football to launch a youth league and academy combining football with further education.

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