​​​​​​​​BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

Course Description

This vocational course is aimed at students who are aiming to pursue a career in sport. The course is both practical and theory based and is suited to those who enjoy all aspects of PE and sport. Students will gain extensive practical opportunities as well as outstanding classroom teaching throughout the course. The BTEC course will provide students with a perfect foundation to progress onto degree courses such as sports coaching, sports therapy, physiotherapy or secondary education and go onto pursue a career in sport.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSE grades 4-9. A Grade 4 in English and Maths is preferred but

re-sit opportunities will be given for pupils who do not achieve them.

Course Topics

Students will study a range of topics which include:

Principles in anatomy and physiology in sport

Fitness training and programming / sports coaching

Sports nutrition

Psychology for sports performance

Sports injuries

Analysis of sports performance

Rules, regulations and attitude to sport.

Course Assessment

Students will complete the Extended Diploma over two years which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is recognised by employers and universities. The Extended diploma consists of 15 units and is assessed through coursework. Assessment will be through a variety of methods, including written assignments, case studies, projects, performance observation, time-constrained assessments and external exams. All units are assessed internally by staff and then moderated by the exam board (Edexcel).

For more information about this course please contact Kathy Falk on 01977 605060 or email kfalk@castlefordacademy.com

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