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BTEC Sports Coaching & Physical Activity

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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Physical Activity

Course Description

This vocational course is aimed at students who are aiming to develop their skills and knowledge in this sector. The course is both practical and theory based and is suited to those who enjoy all aspects of PE and sport. Students will gain extensive practical opportunities as well as outstanding classroom teaching throughout the course. Additionally, the breadth of optional content in this qualification allows learners to widen their opportunities to progress to a number of different higher education courses and post 18 pathways.

Course Topics

Students will study a range of topics which include:

Course Assessment

Students will complete the Extended Diploma over two years which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is recognised by employers and universities. The Diploma consists of 18 units and is assessed through coursework. Assessment will be through a variety of methods including written assignments, case studies, projects, performance observation, time-constrained assessments. All units are assessed internally by staff and then moderated by the exam board (NCFE). This is a nationally recognised award which attracts UCAS points for higher education providers. Students will be equipped with extensive knowledge, leadership and employability skills which are valued throughout the sports industry sector.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grades 4+. English and Maths is preferred but re-sit opportunities will be given for pupils.

For more information about this course please contact Kathy Falk on 01977 605060 or email