BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent)

BTEC Extended Certificate (1 A Level equivalent)

Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs between 9-4 (or A*-C), one or two at B/6 with two of English, Maths or Science
  • Five GCSEs between 9-4 (or A*-C) together with Distinctions in BTEC Level 2 qualifications
  • Seven or eight GCSEs at grade 4 (or C)

Please Note:It is useful to have taken P.E./Sport at GCSE/BTEC level, but not essential.

BTEC Sport

BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent) in Sport enables students to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the sport sector either straight from college or after Higher Education. Students who have completed the qualification go onto study a wide range of Sports relate degree programmes at university. During the course we will provide you with meaningful work experience, which relates to your chosen career. The BTEC Extended Certificate (1 A Level equivalent) in Sport is made up of 6 units.

Course Overview


Principles of Anatomy and Physiology/The Physiology of Fitness, Assessing Risk in Sport & Fitness Testing


Sports Coaching, Exercise, Health & Lifestyle & Psychology for Sports Performance


Whilst completing the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Sport, students will develop a wide range of skills, that will be beneficial to their next step into employment or Higher Education. For example, whilst studying coaching students will develop their communication and presentation skills. Whilst, fitness testing will allow students to develop their social and communication skills on a one-to-one basis. Through the completion of coursework and exam components, students will develop their analytical and report writing skills.



The majority of students progress onto Higher Education to study a wide variety of Sports related degrees. Past students have completed degrees in Sports Coaching, Sports Nutrition, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Therapy, Primary/Secondary School Teaching, Sports Psychology and Sports Management. Students also progress into employment after completing the qualification, gaining employment in roles such as sports coaching, personal training and leisure roles.

BTEC Sport

How much practical sport will I complete?

It is a vocational qualification, which involves sports participation in a variety of units. However, the practical elements of the qualification will be supported by class tasks, logbooks and assignments to demonstrate your understanding of the topics.