BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)

Birmingham metropolitan college
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This three A Level equivalent qualification will develop the learners' knowledge of sport to enable them to enhance their future performance.

This course can be studied alongside one of the many Sports Clubs that are on offer.

This course is a specialist work-related course. It will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for employment in coaching, teaching, instructing, sports therapy, sports development, operations and recreation or for working in education.

If students wish to do this course they will choose a pathway to go with it. This will be from:
*Sports Therapy
*Sports Coaching
*Fitness

Each pathway will include additional qualifications to give…

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This three A Level equivalent qualification will develop the learners' knowledge of sport to enable them to enhance their future performance.

This course can be studied alongside one of the many Sports Clubs that are on offer.

This course is a specialist work-related course. It will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for employment in coaching, teaching, instructing, sports therapy, sports development, operations and recreation or for working in education.

If students wish to do this course they will choose a pathway to go with it. This will be from:
*Sports Therapy
*Sports Coaching
*Fitness

Each pathway will include additional qualifications to give the students the best opportunities for future development.

Course content

This course is suitable for students who have a keen interest in sports and have an expertise in one or two of their chosen sports. Students need to be of a very good sporting standard already in order to be considered suitable to undertake this programme. The qualification is directly aimed at sports performers across all sports, deliberately targeting elite performers with a solid academic profile.

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • The physiology of fitness
  • Assessing risks in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Sports nutrition
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Technical and tactical skills in sport
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • The athlete's lifestyle
  • Sports coaching
  • Practical team sports
  • Current issues in sport
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Sports injuries
  • Analysis of sports performance
  • Sport & exercise massage
  • Rules, regulations and officiating in sport
  • Organising sports events

Entry Requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Mathematics (or equivalent), or BTEC Level 2 Diploma with ~Merit grade in Sport, or other Level 2 sport qualification. Students should be competing at a high level of sport, e.g. national, county, district. Students with a pass grade will be considered subject to an additional assessment and/or supporting reference.

Delivery & Assessment methods

There will be a range of methods used to assess understanding and knowledge. These methods will include: Written reports Presentations Practical assessment and analysis Posters Group work

Progression

Higher education or employment in the sports industry. Many learners go on to apply to university to study a sports degree. Some then continue on to a teacher training course following on from that. Other learners go into employment as* sports coaches, fitness instructors, sports therapists. (* NB additional qualifications will be needed for these jobs).

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