BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport

Overview

This stimulating and challenging vocational course is for students who intend to study for a degree or follow a career in sport and recreation.

What goes well with this course?

It is recommended that students combine Sport with one A Level or BTEC subject: for example, courses in Computing, Media, English, Psychology or Sociology.   It also combines well with the Fitness Instructing (Gym based) and Community Sports Leadership qualifications.

Progression

Studying sport could lead to:
 
  • a degree in Sports Studies, Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Management, Sports Injury or Rehabilitation 
  • a career as a PE teacher or Sports Coach
  • a career working within the Fitness Training Industry, Leisure Centres, Sports Development and Coaching are also popular, as are careers in Sports Therapy
  • apprenticeships within the Sports Industry for example within Fitness Training or Sports Marketing
 
Even if students don't intend to pursue a career in sport, the course fosters:
 
  • transferable skills such as team work, leadership experience and confidence and communication skills that will help students excel in all manner of careers 
  • a life-long passion for sport and a healthy lifestyle that will compliment any future career choices

Course Content

A wide range of sporting topics are studied over the 2 years. Units include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership
  • Fitness Testing
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Injuries
  • Practical Individual Sports

Study is a mixture of theory and practical activities, and links the units above to current and relevant practical sport settings.

In preparation for the first year of this course, please take a look at our Starting with Confidence leaflet, which will give you a head start when you begin the course in September.

 

 

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

Students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of course related experiences. In recent years, these have included:

  • a trip to Wimbledon to investigate the safety procedures in place at the tennis tournament
  • an opportunity to participate in wheelchair basketball
  • Mercers Lake:  water sports activities 
  • K2: climbing and abseiling with qualified instructors

 

In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s:

Activities Programme and Guest Speaker Programme.

Assessment

This course is assessed entirely through coursework, consisting of written assignments, presentations and practical assessments with video analysis.  Students use iPads to record and analyse sports performance and are taught to use a variety of different applications such as: iMovie, Explain Everything and Dartfish. 

The exam board for this BTEC Level 3 Diploma is Pearson BTEC.

Entry Requirements

All students need to have at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on an A Level/BTEC Level 3 Programme. 

In addition, students will need the following minimum combination of GCSE grades:

  • Grade 4 in a Science subject (4,4 in Combined Science) or Grade 4 in PE, and
  • Grade 4 in a literate subject such as English Language, English Literature or History

A Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Sport will also be considered. 

Students should have a genuine interest in sport as much of the course will involve linking the theory learnt to sporting examples. Students will not be directly assessed on their sporting ability. However, there are practical elements of the course that require students to be enthusiastic and willing to take part.  Students should be highly motivated and able to consistently meet coursework deadlines.

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2018

The application form for the academic year 2018-2019 is available to download here.

Students from non-partner schools must return their forms directly to Reigate College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according the College's Admissions Policy.

Students from partner schools (Reigate, Warwick, de Stafford and Oakwood) should return their completed Partner Schools Application Form to their school. 

The initial cut-off date for applications for entry September 2018 is 1st November 2017. A student's chances of obtaining a place are higher, the earlier the application is made. Students who apply after 1st November 2017 will be placed on a waiting list.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport information leaflet.

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