BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport

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BTEC National

Extended Certificate in

Sport

If you are looking to pursue a career in Sport and Leisure Management, Sport Development, Coaching, Fitness and PE Teaching, then BTEC National in Sport is for you. This could be a direct route into employment or a stepping stone from GCSEs and BTEC Firsts to a Sport Degree (or similar).

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Sixth Form > Our Pathways

BTEC National Extended

Certificate in Sport

If you are looking to pursue a career in Sport and Leisure Management, Sport Development, Coaching, Fitness and PE Teaching, then BTEC National in Sport is for you. This could be a direct route into employment or a stepping stone from GCSEs and BTEC Firsts to a Sport Degree (or similar).

Examination Board EDEXCEL

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

If you are looking to pursue a career in Sport and Leisure Management,
Sport Development, Coaching, Fitness and PE Teaching, then BTEC National in Sport is for you. This could be a direct route into employment or a stepping stone from GCSEs and BTEC Firsts to a Sport Degree (or similar).

 

National Extended Certificate Core Units:

Anatomy and Physiology 

Fitness Training & Programming for Health,

Sport & well-being

Professional Development in the Sports Industry 

 

Plus 1 optional unit from; 

  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • National Diploma

 

National Diploma Core Units:

  • Sports Psychology
  • Application of Fitness
  • Testing Coaching for Performance
  • Technical & Tactical
  • Demand of Sport
  • The Athlete’s Lifestyle
  • Sports Performance Analysis

 

Plus 1 optional unit from;

  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Exercise and Circuit based
  • Physical Activity Sports
  • Injury Management
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
 
Course Leader of Sport

Mrs Wragg

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. If students do not have a grade 4+ in GSCE Maths they will be required to re-sit this qualification. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE PE 5+

    OR BTEC Sport Merit +

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Each internal unit is assessed by coursework. Most are assessed and marked by your teachers.

 

Unit 1 is a written examination worth 80 marks and 90 minutes long.

 

Unit 2 is a written examination worth 60 marks and 150 minutes long.

 

Students must be aware that this is a practically based course and not a performance based course. It may involve Leadership, Coaching, Fitness Training and Fitness Testing practical assessments.

 

Assessment Topic Area Duration Value
Unit 1 Written Exam1 hour and 30 minutes80 Marks
Unit 2Written Exam2 hours and 30 minutes60 Marks

Progression Route

  • Sport Degree (or similar)
  • Sport and Leisure Management
  • Teaching
  • Sport Development
  • Coaching and Fitness

How do I prepare? 

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Course Leader of Sport

Mrs Wragg

Lisa.wragg@woodgreenacademy.co.uk