BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (QCF)
The Edexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport consists of units ranging from science-based to practical sport and coaching-based elements, making the course very varied. A broad range of teaching methods are employed including teacher presentations, student presentations, discussion, research using the internet and College intranet, trips/visits and external speakers.
Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport
Unit 2: The Physiology if Fitness
Unit 3: Assessing Risk in Sport
Unit 4: Fitness Training & Programming
Unit 5: Sports Coaching
Unit 6: Sports Development
Unit 7: Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
Unit 8: Practical Team Sports
Other optional units will be selected from the following:
Unit 9: Practical Individual Sports
Unit 10: Outdoor & Adventurous Activities
Unit 11: Sports Nutrition
Unit 12: Current Issues in Sport
Unit 13: Leadership in Sport
Unit 14: Exercise Health & Lifestyle
Unit 15: Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise
Unit 16: Exercise for Specific Groups
Unit 17: Psychology for Sports performance
Unit 18: Sports Injuries
Unit 22: Rules Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Unit 26: Work Experience in Sport
Examining Board – EDEXCEL.
Most units will consist of two or more assignments set in context by teachers. Some will involve practical activities; others will involve study and research from books and the internet.
Special Entry Requirements
Career and Progression Opportunities
Students wishing to enter employment directly may seek jobs in Leisure Centres and Private Health Clubs. Students wishing to progress onto Higher Education may gain access to courses in Sports Science, Leisure/Recreation Management, Teacher Training, etc.
Embedded into the BTEC Sport course, students will complete units relating to the CCPR Community Sports Leaders Award and there will be opportunities provided to enable students to gain certification in other qualifications such as:
- Level 1 Football Coaching
- Emergency First Aid
- Child Protection
- Badminton Young Officials
- Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Award
Students must enjoy the practical elements of this course as well as being prepared for a considerable amount of theory and the regular handing-in of coursework. A residential visit may be appropriate to provide practical coverage of criteria linked to some units in this course.
This information is correct for September 2013 entry.