BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

Exam Board: Pearson
Assessment: 67% external assessment, 33% written assignments

Course Content

Year 1
Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 7 Practical Sports Performance

Year 2
Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
Unit 3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Why choose The Deanery?

  • The subject is taught by experienced and knowledgeable staff who offer opportunities to assess student progress and understanding and present relevant learning experiences to help with exam preparation.
  • We have links with outside agencies to offer students different learning experiences.
  • Regular feedback of your work with targets for improvement.
  • Small class sizes means increased levels of support.
  • There are opportunities for trips and visits to various institutions to consolidate learning.

Why Study Sport?

BTEC Sport Level 3 Extended Certificate is demanding, as you would expect of the most respected applied learning qualification in the UK.

You will have to complete a range of units and, sit some external assessments that are set and marked by the exam board. You also complete assignments allowing you to develop independent learning skills.

Course Content

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is equivalent in size to one A Level and is a 2 year course. There are 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external.

The mandatory content is 83% of the course

The external assessment is 67% of the course

Year 1 BTEC Level 3 Certificate

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
1 ½ hour written examination worth 90 marks

Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance
You study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports.

Year 2 BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing
A task completed under supervised conditions. It is a written submission worth 60 marks.

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
You explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. You will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities

What could this subject lead to?

The qualification carries UCAS points. It combines well with a large number of subjects and supports entry to higher education courses in a very wide range of disciplines including Sport Studies and Business, Sport Psychology, Sports Education and Special and Inclusive Education and Sport and Exercise Science.

It will also prepare you for work in the sport sector in areas such as fitness instructor, coaching, sport development and management.