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Sport-BTEC Level 3

Specific Course Entry Requirements

C in Physical Education or Merit in BTEC Sport Level 2 and C in Science

Examination Levels Offered

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport (equivalent to A*-E at A-Level)

Examination Board Edexcel

The BTEC National Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport is a two year course having been developed to help students study deep, specialist, practical skills and understanding and offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the appropriate vocational sector. 

The BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport is the equivalent to one A-Level

Associated Course Costs
PE kit is available from between £20 to £75, although this is not compulsory.

Course Content

Students must study four units

Studies 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 - Sports Leadership

How is the Course Assessed?

  • Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology - Written Examination  - 1 hour and 30 Minutes (90 Marks)
  • Unit 2 - Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being - Controlled Assessment Case Study (60 Marks)
  • Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry - Internally Assessed Coursework Assignments
  • Unit 4 - Sports Leadership - Internally Assessed Coursework Assignments

Unit 1,2 and 3 are mandatory units and counts towards 83% of the final grade; Unit 4 equates to 17% of the final grade

Staff Contact
Mrs D Baydas - dbaydas@oxtedschool.co.uk