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Sport: BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Level 3
Ten periods per week each year
Equivalent to 2 A Levels
Assignment based + three exams
Progress to Higher Education or employment

Course outline

This course provides an exciting opportunity for all students who have a passion for Sport. You will follow a vocationally specific qualification which will develop a range of personal skills and knowledge that will be essential for successful performance in working life. You will study a range of topic areas which will require you to participate practically as well as research and produce written responses to work related assignment briefs. Students on this course complete units of study that combine to make up the full qualification.


Compulsory units:

-Anatomy and Physiology

-Fitness training and programming

-Professional development in sports industry

-Sports Leadership
-Skill Acquisition
-Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry


Specialist units include:

Sports injury management

Practical sports performance

Coaching for performance


Who should study a BTEC in Sport?

You must be committed to the subject and be prepared to participate in physical activity, including leading other students.

You must be prepared to develop your understanding of the theoretical aspects of sport.

You must have the ability to self-motivate and work independently on the completion of assignments.

You must be committed to completing coursework assignments and be able to meet deadlines.

You must have an interest in applying your knowledge to work related contexts and situations.

You will also get the opportunity to work with younger students in the leading and delivering of sport sessions. There will be opportunities to gain additional qualifications and awards to enhance your sports experience outside of your studies.


Resources and Facilities

Regent College has a new multi-million pound sports complex meaning your education in sport will be completed using the very latest in analysis software, sports technologies, sporting equipment and facilities.

Lessons will be fast paced and challenging at all times, giving you the very best chance to pursue a career in Sport, or go onto higher education.



Units will be assessed in a variety of ways. Students must complete work related assignments in all units to complete the course.


Students work will be internally verified by staff and externally verified by the examination board. There are three terminal written examinations for this course. Your skills and knowledge will be assessed through practical tasks, written exams, written coursework presentations, and teacher observation.


Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade A* - C or 4 – 9, including English Language.