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EDEXCEL BTEC Level 3 Qualification in Sport
About the Course
The BTEC National in Sport is a qualification which can extend a learner’s programme of study and give pupils a greater in-depth to the careers available to them by completing a BTEC qualification. They also give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare them for employment or Further Education in a sports related sector.
BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sport – 1 AS Level   
Units to be covered over one year:  1. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
2. The Physiology of Fitness
3. Assessing Risk in Sport
4. Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Assessment  Pass criteria must be achieved in each unit to achieve the AS Level. 
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport – 1 A2 Level 
Units to be covered over two years:  1. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
2. The Physiology of Fitness
3. Assessing Risk in Sport
4. Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
5. Sport Psychology
6. Sport Nutrition
Assessment  Pass criteria must be achieved in each unit to achieve the A2 level. 
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport – 2 A2 Levels 
Units to be covered over two years: 1. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
2. The Physiology of Fitness
3. Assessing Risk in Sport
4. Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
5. Sport Psychology
6. Sport Nutrition
7. Fitness Training and Programming
8. Practical Team Sports
9. Practical Individual Sports
10. Sport Development
11. Sports Injuries
12. Sports Coaching
Assessment  Pass criteria must be achieved in each unit to achieve the A2 level.
Skills Developed in this Subject As well as the above units being studied, students will be able to participate in a range of coaching awards such as IFA Level 1, Tag Rugby, Mini Volleyball, Child Protection and First Aid. The pupils also get an opportunity to carry out a six week coaching placement in a primary school, coaching a range of sports.
Careers using this subject The BTEC can lead to careers in Teaching, Fitness Instructor, Sports Massage, Sports Nutrition, Leisure Management, Sports Development, Coaching, Sports Rehabilitation, Nursing and Psychology.