Sport- Level Three
Year 12 and 13
Course BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport
Exam Board/Syllabus Edexcel
Grade Equivalences Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*

Course Entry Requirements

In Addition To The School Sixth Form Entry Requirements

School Entry Requirements
Assessment Route Assessment is in the form of a mandatory exam, mandatory synoptic assessment and also written tasks which are internally assessed and set by the centre.


On successful completion of this course, learners can progress into higher education or, within employment, continue their study in the same vocational area. The course provides an introduction to the sector for learners looking to build a career in sport, within one of its occupational areas. These areas include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, sports development and the outdoors.

The course consists of three mandatory units plus one optional unit:

  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being
  • Professional development in the sports industry
  • Practical sports performance

Learning Strategies:

Learners will take responsibility for their own learning and achievement with independent learning being a key focus. The programme of learning will consist of assignment which provide the opportunity for coverage of all grading criteria as set out in the grading grid for each unit. A variety of assessment methods will be used, including case studies and assignments, along with projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments where appropriate. Realistic scenarios will play an important part in learner’s assessment.


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