Students may study a BTEC on its own as a triple option or in combination with AS subjects as a single option.
What does the course involve?
The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) is a 180-credit and 1080-guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of nine mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 180 credits (where at least 135 credits must be at level 3 or above).
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) (QCF)
Unit Mandatory units – all nine units must be taken:
1 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
2 The Physiology of Fitness
3 Assessing Risk in Sport
4 Fitness Training and Programming
7 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
11 Sports Nutrition
17 Psychology for Sports Performance
27 Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
28 The Athlete’s Lifestyle
Unit Optional units
5 Sports Coaching
8 Practical Team Sports
12 Current Issues in Sport
14 Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
15 Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
18 Sports Injuries
19 Analysis of Sports Performance
20 Talent Identification and Development in Sport
21 Sport and Exercise Massage
22 Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
23 Organising Sports Events
24 Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People
25 Sport as a Business
26 Work Experience in Sport
39 Sports Facilities and Operational Management
41 Profiling Sports Performance
42 Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Sciences
43 Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences
As an addition to the BTEC
course students with an aptitude and enthusiasm for Football will have the opportunity to be part of the NEW
Malton School Football Academy.
Alongside students gaining this well
recognised qualification they will be part of an elite squad of players who
will partake in Structured Football Training each week which will be timetabled
alongside their BTEC lessons. They will
have the opportunity to be selected to play in the Weekly games within The
English Schools National Cup and North Yorkshire League and Cup
competitions. Students will be coached
by Level 2 and UEFA B coaches as well as having the opportunity to gain a valuable
coaching qualification by undertaking the FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate.
How do I prepare for BTEC Level 3 – Extended Diploma in Sport?
It is not a requirement that you should have studied PE at GCSE level in order to take BTEC Sport. Several topics covered in the course are developments of work covered at GCSE but others are new. What is important is that you should have a lively and enquiring mind and an interest in Sport.
Maintain your levels of performance in your particular sport and train hard, aim to be involved with a club where possible.
‘Traditional’ careers which involve sport are; Teaching, Physiotherapy, Coaching & Fitness Training, Psychology, Armed Forces & Sports Instructors.