PHYSICAL EDUCATION

BTEC Sport Extended Certificate

 

What does the course involve?

This is a Level 3 BTEC course with learners studying for the extended certificate qualification over two years. However, learners who only pursue the course for one year can still achieve the certificate.

 Year 1:

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance

Year 2:

  • Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

 

What qualifications do I need?

This course is suitable for students who have achieved grade ‘4’ or above in GCSE PE.

Assessment

The course will be assessed via both a written exam, coursework and a synoptic assessment with learners achieving a pass, merit, distinction or distinction*.

 

Content

Assessment

Unit 1:

Anatomy and Physiology

 (33%)

 

  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Cardio-vascular system
  • Energy systems

Written examination set and marked by Pearson.

• 1.5 hours.

• 90 marks.

 

Unit 2:

Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

 (33%)

  • Lifestyle
  • Screening
  • Nutrition
  • Training methods
  • Design training programme

• A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions.

• In Part A, learners will be provided with a case study in order to carry out research.

• In Part B, the research is used in a supervised assessment period for two hours over two days.

• 60 marks.

Unit 3:

Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

 (17%)

  • Career opportunities
  • Career development action plan
  • Job applications / recruitment
  • Reflect and review

Coursework assignments internally assessed

Unit 7:

Practical Sports Performance

 (17%)

 

  • National Governing Bodies
  • Rules and regulations
  • Skills, tactics and techniques
  • Practical performance reflection

Coursework assignments internally assessed

 

General Comments

Be prepared to maintain a high degree of personal fitness and performance during the course. You should keep up to date with current issues and contemporary affairs in the world of sport.

Future Prospects

After completing the course many students choose to further their studies at University, with a variety of sports related courses. Careers in teaching, leisure management, coaching, personal fitness and physiotherapy await successful candidates.

Videos from the Department

Mr Walton discusses level 3 BTEC course

Some of our current students answer questions about the BTEC course