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BTEC Sport

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 

Malton School Football Academy

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.

Future Prospects

‘Traditional’ careers which involve sport are; Teaching, Physiotherapy, Coaching & Fitness Training, Psychology, Armed Forces & Sports Instructors.