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BTEC Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma

Sport BTEC

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What is BTEC Sport?

By its very nature, the sport BTEC course is ‘hands-on’ in its approach. It will provide you with a solid understanding in theory, before training you in the practical elements of working in the industry.

What Will You Study?

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The BTEC sports course has will prepare you for the workforce and compliments a range of practical/vocationally oriented sessions. Your assessments will vary from unit to unit, but all units are internally assessed via coursework. Additionally, you will gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of Anatomy & Physiology and study more practical units. 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.

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.

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Entry Requirements:

At least five grade 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.

Course Type:

BTEC Extended Certificate, this is equivalent to 1 A-Level
BTEC Diploma, this is equivalent to 2 A-Levels
BTEC Extended Diploma, this is equivalent to 3 A-Levels

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Business Studies.

Have you considered a Mixed Programme? Find out more about the combination of courses you can study at Newman but clicking here.

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