Entry requirements

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  • Six GCSEs 9-4 (or A*-C)
  • Two from English, Maths OR Science
  • Two at least grade 6

BTEC Sport Overview

BTEC Sport qualifications enables students to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the sport sector either straight from college or after Higher Education. We offer three BTEC Sport qualifications, the Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent), National Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) and the Extended Certificate (1 A Level equivalent). These courses we will provide you with meaningful work experience, which relates to your chosen career.

National Diploma (2 A Level equivalent)


You will study 9 units across the two years of the course:

  • Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Unit 2: Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing
  • 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 Performance
  • Unit 22:  Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport

Assessment:

Three exams : 45%

Coursework units: 55%

Please note: If you select this 2 A level equivalent course, you will need to select one additional subject to complete your programme of study. 

 

Skills

Whilst completing the BTEC National Diploma in Sport, you will develop a wide range of skills, that will be beneficial to your next steps into employment or Higher Education. For example, whilst studying fitness testing you will be required to complete a consultation process with a client and devise a suite of fitness tests to complete with their client and provide verbal feedback and recommendations for improvement.

Whilst studying investigating business in the leisure industry  you will learn how to interpret business information and make informed judgements to develop the business.

In anatomy and physiology you will develop your understanding of the body’s systems and apply this understanding in an external assessment.  In fitness training and programming you will need to provide lifestyle, nutritional and training advice for a client in a synoptic assessment.

Destinations

Students progress onto a wide variety of sports related degrees, for example Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy, Sports Nutrition, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Psychology, Primary/Secondary School Teaching, Sports and Leisure Management.

BTEC Sport

What areas of sport will I be studying?

On the Extended Certificate programme, you will complete a total of 4 units across the 2 years. These include:
Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 2: Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing

On the National Diploma, you will study 9 units across the two years of the course:

Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 2: Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing
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 Performance
Unit 22: Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport

On the Extended Diploma programme, students will complete a total of 14 units across the 2 years, whilst on the Diploma programme, students will complete a total of 9 units. These include:
Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 2: Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
Unit 4: Leadership in Sport
Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing
Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance
Unit 8: Coaching for Performance
Unit 19: Development & Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
Unit 22: Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry

What other A Levels/vocational courses could I do along with Sport?

It is possible to study almost every course alongside our Extended Certificate (1 A Level Equivalent)/National Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) in Sport courses, however there are some A Level/Vocational courses that are a particularly suitable match. Some of these include:
Biology
Psychology
Sociology
Business Studies
Applied Science

How many exams will I have?

The National Diploma course includes 3 external assessments that are split across the 2 years:
Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology will be completed in the first year.
Unit 2: Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing will be completed in the second year.
Unit 22 -  Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry




Will I do any practical work?

Students on the National Diploma programmes complete 7 Practical Assessments across the 2 years. These include:
Practical Sports Performance in 2 different sports
Sports Coaching Session
Fitness Testing Delivery
Sports Leadership Sessions
Job Interview
Exercise Session for Specific Groups
Delivery of skills sessions using different teaching styles

What kind of degree courses will I be able to do after studying Sport?

There are a wide-range of degree courses that our students go on to study at University. Some of the more common courses include:
Physiotherapy
Sports Rehabilitation
Sports Therapy
Sports Coaching
Sports Psychology
Sports Business
Sports Teaching
Primary Teaching

What kind of careers might this lead to?

Our students go on to follow a wide-range of career pathways after leaving Loreto or completing their degree course. Many of our ex-students go on to careers in:
Physiotherapy/Sports Rehabilitation and therapies
Teaching (both at Primary and Secondary schools)
Coaching
Sports Development
Sports Science
Leisure Management

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