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BTEC Extended Diploma and BTEC Diploma


What is BTEC Sport?

Do you love everything about sport? Playing it? Reading about it? Watching it? Do you want to study with like-minded students and be taught by teachers who love sport too? Do you want to go to university to study a sport-related degree? Or do you want to go straight from College into a job in the sports industry? If so, the BTEC Level 3 in Sport is the perfect choice for you!

What Will I Study?

The number of units you will complete depends on which of the Sport courses you choose. Over the course of two years, on the Extended Diploma you will study 15 units and on the Diploma you will study 10. This will include topics such as Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Coaching and Leadership, Sports Massage, Sports Injuries, Practical Sport, Analysis of Sports Performance, Fitness Training & Programming, and Organising Sports Events. You will also complete a Work Experience unit in which you will learn skills such as writing CVs and letters of application, and interview techniques. This unit also gives you the opportunity to complete a work placement in a sport-related occupation which could help you decide on a future career path.

You will study a range of practical and theoretical units, and be assessed through a mixture of methods, including online exams, written assignments and practical assessments.

The department offers a range of enrichment opportunities, including visits to Virgin Active and ski trips to the USA. We arrange a variety of guest speakers to stimulate learning and have higher education links to various universities. Cardinal Newman also has access to college sports teams and academies who play in a range of leagues to accommodate different levels of ability.

What Next?

Students who have studied BTEC Sport have progressed onto degree courses such as Teaching, Sports Science, Coaching, Physiotherapy & Leisure Management, to name just a few. If you decide not to go to university, the BTEC courses provide employment routes into a number of areas such as the Armed Forces, Police, Sport and Leisure Industry and other health fields.

Exam Board:


Entry Requirements:

At least 5 Cs at GCSE and at least a Merit in BTEC Level 2 Sport, if studied.

Course Type:

BTEC Extended Diploma and  BTEC Diploma


Exam: 20%  Coursework: 80%

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