BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Extended Diploma in Sport
What Are BTEC Nationals?
BTEC Nationals are qualifications that are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. These qualifications are for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning. The qualifications prepare learners for a range of higher education courses and job roles related to a particular sector.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma
The 720 Guided Learning Hours (9 unit) BTEC Diploma in Sport and the 1080 GLH (14 unit) BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport provides a specialist work related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector.
Who Will Teach Me?
The teaching of the BTEC National Diploma and Extended Diploma will use the expertise of staff from The Vale Academy.
What Entry Requirements Do I Need?
A minimum of a Level 4 in GCSE Physical Education or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 First Sport is a basic requirement. If a Physical Education or similar course has not been studied then a level 4 in English, Maths and a Science is a minimum requirement.
What Will I Learn On The Course?
There are 9 units that must be completed to achieve the BTEC National Diploma in Sport and 14 units that must be completed to achieve the Extended Diploma.
Diploma (2 'A' Levels)
- Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
- Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming
- Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
- Unit 4: Sports Leadership
- Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing
- Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance
- Unit 8: Coaching for Performance
- Unit 22: Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
- Unit 23: Skill Acquisition
Extended Diploma (3 'A' Levels)
- Unit 9: Research Methods in Sport
- Unit 10: Sports Event Organisation
- Unit 11: Research Project in Sport
- Unit 19: Development and provision of sport and Physical Activity
- Unit 25: Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
How Will I Be Assessed?
There are 3 main types of assessment that you need to be made aware of: External, Internal and Synoptic. Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology will be assessed through a written examination and marked by the examining body. Unit 2: Fitness training and programming for Health, Sport and Well-being will be assessed through externally assessed synoptic assessments. All students will be provided with a case study 2 weeks prior to a supervised assessment period.
For the other units we are able to use a variety of assessment methods, including case studies, assignments and work-based assessments, along with projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments.
All of the criteria listed in the grading grid for each unit must be covered by one assignment, or by a series of assignments. These assignments will be graded pass, merit or distinction (equivalent to 'A' Level E, C and A grade respectively).
Where Will A BTEC In Sport Lead Me?
A BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport and the Extended Diploma in Sport carries UCAS points (D*D* is equal to 112 ucas points and D*D*D* equivalent to 168 ucas points) and is recognised by higher education providers enabling students to access Higher Education courses and pursue a career in teaching, coaching or sports injuries. Employers and professional bodies have also been involved and consulted to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for leaners who may choose to enter employment directly in the sport sector, leisure industry, recreational management or the health and fitness industry.
Where Can I Get More Information Or Advice?
For further information you can contact:
The Vale Academy