Sport Extended Diploma - changing to BTEC Sport Single

Contact for further information: Miss Wilson, Miss Hunt and Miss Hawes

Why study in the Sixth Form?

This course is equivalent to three ‘A’ levels and can be studied as an alternative to A-Level Physical Education.  It will provide opportunities for the students to develop personal qualities of leadership, responsibility, commitment and team work in a range of practical and academic situations. 

The course involves theory and practical elements. During the two year course you will complete 14 units including: Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Development in the Sports Industry, Practical Sports Performance, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Sports Leadership, Coaching for Performance, Sports Psychology, Investigating Business in Sport and Active Leisure, Acquiring Skill in Sport, Application of Fitness Testing, Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity, Research methods in Sport, Sports Event Organisation and Sports Injury Management.

This course is the equivalent of 3 A2 level passes.

This is all assessed via a portfolio of work, external assessments and an exam. For this course students will have to complete 3 externally assessed tasks in the form of controlled assessment and on externally assessed exam.

Where can take me in the future?

Completion of the BTEC course offers the opportunity to continue to study via a wide range of sport related degree courses.   It also offers the opportunity to enter the workplace in one of the fastest growing industries – leisure and recreation via coaching, personal training or sports management.

What do the students say?

“I would take this subject if you are interested in Sport”

“It is worth 3 A levels and you can sometimes take another A level with it”

“It requires good time management and good organisation of work”.

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