- Are you driven to find out how you can improve your performance in Sport?
- Are you interested in how our bodies push themselves to their physical peak?
- How can we successfully promote healthy, active lifestyles?
At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English Language.
Is this course for me?
- The Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level option block.
- You want to investigate the different aspects of the Sports Industry from health and fitness and sports therapy to sports coaching and teaching.
- You want to apply your knowledge and technical skills within practical fitness and coaching environments.
- You wish to develop practical sports skills in a variety of sports.
- You want to pursue a career in the sport and fitness industry.
Where does it lead?
Level 3 BTECs are valued by employers and Higher Education. You may choose a degree in Sports Studies, Sport Science, Sports Therapy, Coaching, Leisure Management, Recreation Management or teacher training.
You may choose a career in a sports-related field such as in a Sports Centre, Leisure Centre or Outdoor Activities Centre.
What will I learn?
Anatomy & Physiology
You will explore the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also to learn the fundamentals of the energy systems.
You will investigate the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.
Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing
You will explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and wellbeing.
Professional Development in the Sports Industry
You will explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.
Application of Fitness Testing
You will gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing and learn how to safely conduct a range of tests for different components of fitness.
How will I be assessed?
There is one exam for the Anatomy & Physiology unit for this course and two externally assessed units (Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing and Business in Sport). All remaining units are assessed through set assignments which are submitted at various points through the year.
What activities can I get involved in?
The College has lots of exciting enrichment and CV building opportunities including the chance to earn the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, learn a new skill, learn a language, join a club, take up or develop a sport or take on a new challenge. See the College Prospectus for further information about what is on offer.