“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

Course Specification

Students will complete the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport. Students will undertake a two year course where they complete two units in year 12 and two units in year 13. They also have the opportunity to gain extra qualifications including Level 2 Sports Leader Award and First Aid.
Units within the qualification are; anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being, professional development in the sports industry, practical sports and sports leadership.


Assessment is through a portfolio of work that is internally and externally assessed. The contents of the portfolio will vary with each unit, but may include written reports, presentations, work sheets, practical performance, projects, leadership observation and research.
Anatomy and physiology will be assessed through an examination.
High importance is placed on individual work and correct referencing procedures.


The BTEC in Sport provides an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport. These areas include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching and leadership, sports development, the outdoors and PE teaching at both Primary and Secondary.
A sports qualification can also assist in applications for the armed forces or sports coaching in the UK or abroad.


The course offers the opportunity for students who have an interest in sport or for students who have taken the BTEC or GCSE PE at Key Stage 4 to develop their knowledge and understanding of different aspects of sport.

Head of Department
Mrs Lidington
Supported by
Mrs Green & Mr Wilson

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