BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / 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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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 BTEC 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 BTEC 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: Anatomy And Physiology

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

Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing
In this unit, you will explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being.

Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
In this unit, you will explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. You will also take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance
In this unit, you will study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports.


This course includes the Extended Certificate units plus:

Unit 4: Sports Leadership
In this unit, you will study what makes a good leader, the leadership skills and the techniques necessary when leading activities in different roles.

Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing
In this unit, you will gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing for different components of fitness.

Unit 8: Coaching For Performance
In this unit, you will develop the techniques, personal knowledge and ability to deliver coaching sessions.

Unit 9: Research Methods In Sport
In this unit, you will cover the importance of research, an introduction to research and the different methods used in sport-based research.

Unit 17: Sports Injury Management
In this unit, you will study the signs and symptoms of sports injuries, application of basic treatment and rehabilitation methods, injury risk factors and injury prevention.

Unit 19: Development And Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
In this unit, you will study development and provision of sport in the UK, and what is needed to write a proposal for a sports development project.

Unit 22: Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
In this unit, you will investigate how businesses operates in the sport and active leisure industry.

Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport
In this unit, you will study factors that contribute to a skilled performance in sport, examining how sports performers learn and develop their skills.

Unit 24: Sports Performance Analysis
In this unit, you will study methods of performance analysis, benchmarks for performance, and practically develop and use tools for analysing performance and providing feedback.

Unit 32: Sports Massage
In this unit, you will study the sports massage profession, the importance of sports massage, how to conduct consultations and assessments and carry out a sports massage.

“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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