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Name of subject: BTEC Sport L3

Examination board: Edexcel

Qualification – (BTEC): BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence

Entry requirements: Minimum of a C grade GCSE English and/or B grade at GCSE PE

Description of the course (Overview):

Pupils will complete 10 units across the two years. 9 of these units are mandatory and 1 unit is optional that will be selected based on the pupil’s preferences. This course gives pupils opportunity to learn about elite athletes and set them up for future employment in a sporting setting.

What topics will students cover? – Year 12 & Year 13

Year 1

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (EXAM)

Unit 27: The Athlete’s Lifestyle

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being (External Assessment)

Unit 28: Sports Performance Analysis

Unit 26: Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport


Year 2

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Unit 6: Sports Psychology

Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing

Optional Unit

Unit 8: Coaching for performance

Optional Unit

Optional Unit

What skills will they particularly develop?

Throughout this course you will develop many skills that will help you to gain employability, help you in further study and give you valuable life skills.

  • Employability Skills
    • Problem Solving
    • Apply ideas and solutions
    • Using specialist systems and technology
  • Intrapersonal Skills
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Negotiating
    • Self-Presentation
  • Interpersonal Skills
    • Self-Management
    • Adaptability and Resilience
    • Self-Monitoring

Studying a BTEC in sports performance and excellence will also help students prepare for further study if that is something that they wish to do. A level three BTEC will give pupils the opportunity to work independently and research the topics that they are studying. Students will have to present their ideas and assignments to others which will give them valuable presentation skills. Pupils will have the chance to also develop their writing skills and produce assignments that are made using the same method that is used at University.

Careers – progression.

·Elite sports performer (in chosen sport) · Assistant performance analyst · Technical scout · Community coaching roles     · Coaching roles in specific sports · Development coordinator · PE Teacher · Personal Trainer · Sports coach ·Physiotherapist