BTEC Level 3 – Sport


This course specialises in coaching, sports development and fitness. It is suitable for students who are aiming to go on to university and study a sports related degree; those looking to get into PE teaching, to gain employment within the Leisure and Recreation Industry including Leisure Centre Management, Sports Coaching, Fitness Instructor, Physiotherapy, Sports Science and Sports Retail; or those looking to enter the Uniformed Services.

  • Who Is This Course For?

    This course specialises in coaching, sports development and fitness. It is suitable for students who are aiming to go on to university and study a sports related degree; those looking to get into PE teaching, to gain employment within the Leisure and Recreation Industry including Leisure Centre Management, Sports Coaching, Fitness Instructor, Physiotherapy, Sports Science and Sports Retail; or those looking to enter the Uniformed Services.

    Entry Criteria

    The College entry criteria for all level three courses can be found on our ”Entry Criteria Guidance” pdf document.

  • Course Details:

    Exam Board

    Edexcel

    The course gives students the skills, knowledge and confidence to work within this sector of the sport industry. Students are also encouraged to take additional sports qualifications such as Community Sport Leader Award and Sport Governing Body courses. Other qualifications include First Aid for Sports Coaches, Safeguarding qualifications, Lifeguarding, Personal Training and a variety of opportunities to lead or coach in the community with a range of age groups, through being a part of the leadership academy.

    The BTEC Level 3 in Sport is available in 3 different forms:

    1. BTEC Level 3 Certificate (0.5 A Level Equivalent, Elective choice)
    2. BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (A Level Equivalent)
    3. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (3 x A Level Equivalent)

    The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport has two units:

    1. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport (External assessment)
    2. Practical Sports Performance

    The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport has four units:

    • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport (External assessment)
    • Fitness training and programming (External assessment)
    • Professional development in the Sports Industry
    • Practical Sports Performance

    The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport has fifteen units:

    1. – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport (External assessment)
    2. – Fitness training and programming (External assessment)
    3. – Professional development in the Sports Industry
    4. – Application of Fitness Testing
    5. – Sports Psychology
    6. – Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
    7. – The athlete’s Lifestyle
    8. – Sports Injuries
    9. – Analysis of Sports Performance
    10. – Sport and Exercise Massage
    11. – Practical Team Sports
    12. – Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity (External assessment)
    13. Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
    14. Organising Sports Events
    15. Sport as a Business

    Method of Assessment:

    You will be assessed through a variety of  both coursework and external assessment. Throughout your studies you will be set assignments, case studies, presentations, leaflets and projects across all topic areas and produce both individual and group work that will be graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Grades in all your topics will lead to an overall grade for the final qualification.

    For more information on courses or Sport at Wyke please contact Mark Lucid Head of PE on 01482 346347 or email; mark.lucid@wyke.ac.uk

    Departmental Enrichment

    Sport is a big part of everyday life at the College. We offer both competitive sports and recreational sports for students who simply wish to just stay fit and healthy.

    The Sports teams train every Monday for two hours and compete in the British Colleges sports league and cups every Wednesday.

    The teams available at Wyke College:

    6x Male Football
    2x Female Football
    4x Netball
    2x Mixed Basketball
    1x Female
    1x Rugby

    Recreational activities include:

    Badminton
    Table tennis
    Volleyball
    Dodgeball
    American Football
    Cheerleading
    Female Rugby
    Futsal
    Archery
    Rounders

    All students within the College are allowed and encouraged to take part.

    This is not exclusive to PE students.

    The PE & Sport Department at Wyke Sixth Form College

    The department is made up of dedicated teachers and coaches. They all teach either BTEC Sport or A Level PE and also coach one of our many sports teams, who compete every Wednesday afternoon.

  • Progression:

    BTEC Sport has an excellent achievement record at Wyke with a substantial number of students progressing onto university. The most popular undergraduate courses are in the areas of Sports Science, Leisure Management, PE Teaching and Physiotherapy but students have also used their qualification to gain entry onto Journalism and Psychology degrees.

  • Course Showcase:

    Sophie Haywood “Wyke Sports Personality of the Year 2014”