BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Extended Diploma

This course specialises in coaching, sports development, fitness and health.

It is suitable for both students who are aiming to go onto further education and study a sports related degree or higher apprenticeship, or to gain employment within the Leisure and Recreation Industry including Leisure Centre Management, Sports Coaching, Fitness Instructor, Physiotherapy, Sports Science and Sports Retail.

GCSE PE or BTEC Level 2 is desirable but not essential. Assessments cover a wide range of forms including practical, written reports, presentations, VLOGs, and so on. The BTEC Level 3 in Sport is available as a Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level Equivalent) and an Extended Diploma (3 A Level Equivalent.)

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

Course Information

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Course content

This current BTEC qualification will be replaced by RQF qualifications for students starting in 2020. More information to follow. To give an outline of modules studied previously, please see below.

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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 2 different forms:

  1. BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (A Level Equivalent)
  2. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (3 x A Level Equivalent)

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport has five units:

  1. Principles of Anatomy
  2. Physiology of Fitness
  3. Fitness training and programming
  4. Fitness Testing
  5. Nutrition

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

  1. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  2. Fitness training and programming
  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
  13. Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
  14. Organising Sports Events
  15. Sport as a Business

Method of Assessment

This courses are assessed through coursework (Extended Diploma) and some external assessment (Subsidiary Diploma). Throughout the year 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;

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 Sixth Form College

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

Recreational activities include

Table tennis
American Football
Female Rugby

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.

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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