CTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate/ Extended Diploma

This course is designed for students who would like a career in sport but are perhaps not sure in which area. The course specialises in coaching, sports development, fitness, nutrition, teaching, rehabilitation and business. It is suitable for students who are aiming to go on to university and study a sports related degree; those looking to gain access onto Higher Training Apprenticeships; those looking to get into PE teaching, to gain employment within the Leisure and Recreation Industry including Leisure Centre Management, Sports Coaching, Fitness Instructor.

A combination of internal and external assessed coursework and an external exam.

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CTEC Extended Certificate in Sport requires students to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for their chosen pathway plus a grade 5 or higher in GCSE PE/ Merit in Level 2 BTEC Sport. If not studied at Level 2, students must achieve a grade 5 or higher in GCSE Science.

CTEC Extended Diploma in Sport requires students to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for their chosen pathway plus a grade 4 or higher in GCSE PE/Merit in Level 2 BTEC Sport. If not studied at Level 2, students must achieve a grade 4 in GCSE Science.


Physical Education, Sport and Dance has always played an important role here at Wyke Sixth Form College, and although we are not a sports college we have twice been crowned “National Sports College of the year”. Students acquire so many experiences from competing in National championships to competing against fellow students in an intra-tutor league, whatever the level and capability, there is something for everyone. The Sports Department has seen exceptional success both academically and competitively. Not only does the department offer both A Level and CTEC courses to accommodate a number of students across all assessment methods it is also ranked in the top one percent nationally. Subjects are taught by A Level and CTEC Level 3 specialist teachers and the coaching staff are of the highest calibre. Each member of staff is trained and dedicated to not only reach academic success but also reach the highest accolade possible when it comes to competing.

In 2019 the department won a Pearson National Teaching Award and were announced best FE teaching team in the country.



Unit 1: Body Systems
In this unit, you will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Unit 2: Sports Coaching & Activity Leadership
Students explore the theory behind what it takes to make a good coach. Learners will also explore the roles and responsibilities  of coaches and leaders. Learners will develop the techniques, personal knowledge and ability to deliver coaching sessions.

Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development
Students will gain an understanding of the organisations involved in sport in the UK, their roles and responsibilities and how they work together.

Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
Students will explore how to recognise and treat common sports injuries both immediately and through rehabilitation programmes.

Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport
Students will get the opportunity to participate in a number of different sports and outdoor adventurous activities learning how to apply the skills, tactics and techniques.


This course includes the Extended Certificate units plus:

Unit 4: Working Safely in Sport
Students will gain an understanding of key safety requirements, including key health and safety legislation.

Unit 5: Performance Analysis in Sport & Exercise
Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to carry out performance profiling and analysis and deliver feedback to performers.

Unit 6: Group Exercise to Music
Students will be introduced to the different types of group exercise to music. Planning group exercise sessions considering the needs of participants.

Unit 7: Improving Fitness for Sport
Students will explore the various components of fitness and the methods of training used to enhance these. You will plan and deliver fitness training programmes to meet the needs of individuals.

Unit 8: Organisation of Sports Events
Students will develop skills in planning, and delivering a sports event.

Unit 10: Biometrics and Movement Analysis
Students will explore the different planes and axes of movement, types of movement and the levers that the body uses.  Learners will also analyse movement in order to improve performance.

Unit 11: Exercise for Specific Groups
Students will explore how different groups of people benefit physiologically, psychologically and sociologically from participating in physical activity.

Unit 12: Nutrition and Diet for Sport & Exercise
Students will gain an understanding of what is meant by the term ‘balanced diet’, the relationship between energy intake and energy expenditure and how this changes depending on the sport or physical activity taking place.

Unit 13: Health and Fitness Testing for Sport
Students will explore a range of fitness tests looking at what they test and the advantages and disadvantages of these.

Unit 14: Working in Active Leisure
Students will explore the day-to-day running duties that are carried out within an active leisure environment, ensuring that it is fit for purpose.

Unit 20: Sport & Exercise Sociology
Students will learn how different sociological theories apply to sport before looking at the influences and impacts that sport and society can have on each other and the role the media has to play in it all.

Unit 21: The Business of Sport
Students will learn about the structure and purpose of different sports businesses, who their customers are and how they use staff and volunteers to run their organisation and meet their goals.



The course is delivered through a series of theoretical and practical based lessons. The Extended certificate course will see you undertake 4 lessons per week and the Extended Diploma course will be conducted via 12 lessons per week.



Throughout the course, all students will experience an array of opportunities that will both enhance their knowledge as well as gaining invaluable insights that may shape future pathways. Opportunities will include visits to a variety of universities, guest speakers from  local employers, hands-on practical work experience,  on-site massage clinic, clinical subject for University of Hull Sports Rehabilitation students, external sports coaching opportunities and many more.



Enrichment sport is open to anyone who would like to try new things, meet people or just exercise. Wyke is nationally renowned for its sporting excellence – twice winners of “Sports College of the Year”. All students have the opportunity to take part in sport even at a recreational level and the College Study programme enables students to play  a vast amount of different sports.

Please see additional sport enrichment leaflet for further information.



The Sport department are offering the Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer Qualification exclusively for students studying on any of the Sport  & PE courses. The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing is a foundation course, to be studied in the first year, that allows progression to higher level qualifications, but more importantly provides a qualification recognised by employers as a necessity should you be considering a coaching/fitness-based career .

Overview: This qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment. During the qualification learners will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment
  • The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle
  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions
  • Professionalism for fitness instructing including personal and professional development, and delivering exceptional customer service

Assessment: Practical assessments, worksheets, multiple choice exam and written assignments

Progression: Level 3 Personal Training qualification (available at Wyke in your 2nd year) and Level 2 specialist qualifications including Kettlebells, Circuits, Studio Cycling and Group Exercise (available at a discount through our external training provider)



Students could progress straight into employment in the leisure and recreation field. Many students progress onto degrees or Higher apprenticeships in Sports Therapy, Personal Training, Sports Studies, Coaching, Human Movement Studies, Leisure and Recreation courses or train to be Physical Education teachers. This course is also a suitable basis for anyone wishing to continue on to Physiotherapy, Sports Science and Sports  Retail; or those looking to enter the Uniformed Services.


“FE Teaching Team of the Year 2019” at the National Teaching Awards in London

The National Teaching Awards were set up to recognise and celebrate excellence in education on a UK-wide basis.  Run by the Teaching Awards Trust and supported by Pearson and the BBC, they are the UK’s most prestigious celebration of transformational teaching.

The Awards honour exceptional teaching and culminate in a glittering awards ceremony televised by the BBC. Judges wrote about the department: “Whatever it takes”, “No one size fits all”, “Above and beyond”, are some of the ways that this Hull college’s Sports, PE & Dance Department identify their values and beliefs. Twice winners of regional “Sports College of the Year” and runners-up to the national title, the team has gained recognition for its outstanding commitment to students, the community, the college and its passion for sport, health and fitness. The newly formed dance team recently won the “That’s Showbiz” national title in the UK’s largest dance competition.

Everyone at Wyke goes above and beyond timetable commitments in a culture of aspiration and achievement.

Each unit is assessed through coursework submissions ranging from role plays, reports, presentations, documentaries, practical performance and log books. Many of the assessments
take place off site in gyms, labs and sports fields.

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