BTEC Sport Extended Certificate

The course is perfect for those who wish to progress to university to study sport, enter the profession of physical education or have a passion to study it amongst their other subjects. This is an excellent course for those with a strong desire to develop knowledge and understanding in sport and physical education. You will study 7 units across the two years which will be the equivalent to one A level.

These are:
• Anatomy and physiology
• Physiology of fitness
• Assessing risk in sport
• Individual sports
• Fitness training and programming
• Fitness testing
• Sports coaching

This is an exciting and challenging course that will be taught through both theory based classroom lessons and practical sessions where you can apply your theoretical understanding.
The UCAS points and grading criteria is equivalent to all other A levels to support your application to university. In addition students can also achieve coaching awards, leadership awards, first
aid in sport along with paid coaching opportunities in school and the community.
Many of our students progress to university where they study Sports Science, Sports Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Sports Coaching or they embark on careers with local or national sporting establishments. Alternatively, some have gone onto university with a different subject choice and have achieved a bulk of their UCAS points in this subject.

BTEC GRADE

UCAS POINTS

D* (distinction star)

56

D (distinction)

48

M (merit)

32

P (pass)

16

Where will it lead to?

Students may progress to a career in a number of different areas within the Sports Industry including coaching, PE teaching, sport centre management, sports injuries and sports administration, or progress to university to take up sport science, sports coaching or PE teaching.