Don't forget to accept your enrolment appointment through the Newman Portal

BTEC Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma


What is BTEC Sport?

By its very nature, this course is ‘hands on’ in its approach and will provide you with a solid understanding in theory, before training you in the practical elements of working in the industry. If you love watching, playing and reading about sport, then this course will boost your confidence and help you develop your practical skills, as well as your theory and knowledge of the subject.

What Will You Study?

This course has been designed to prepare you for the workforce and is complimented by a range of practical/ vocationally oriented sessions. There are three course options available for Sport: Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma. Your assessments will vary from unit to unit, but they are all internally assessed via coursework. You will gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of Anatomy & Physiology and study more practical units such as Sports Coaching and Leadership which are assessed through your ability to plan and lead coaching sessions.

You will also study Sports Massage, which, together with the Sports Injuries unit, is fantastic for progression into careers such as Sports Therapy or rehab.

You can’t beat real-world experience to develop your skills, so if you choose the Diploma or Extended Diploma, you’ll also complete work experience in a sport-related occupation.

What Next?

Students who have completed the BTEC Sport course have gone to university to study degrees in Teaching, Sports Science, Coaching, Physiotherapy and Leisure Management, to name just a few. If you decide not to go to university, the BTEC course provides 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 five 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.

Course Type:

BTEC Extended Certificate, Diploma, or Extended Diploma.

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Business Studies.

Did you know?

Fishing is the biggest participant sport in the world. Yes! Even more people take part in fishing than in football.


TELEPHONE: 01772 460181