KS5 PE & Sport (BTEC)


Awarding body: Edexcel

Level: 3 BTEC National Diploma (18 units) – equivalent to three A levels

Course-specific entry requirements:

4 GCSEs at grade A*-C or equivalent (GCSE PE or BTEC First Diploma in Sport is required). Your track record in PE should be exemplary as should your appearance and attendance.

You should provide evidence of a commitment to competitive sports performance and coaching.

The course includes:

As a vocational course it is essential for our students to gain various additional qualifications that make them appealing to both employers and universities. These qualifications include the FA Level 1 Coaching Award, National Pool Lifeguarding course and CSLA. Students will also have the opportunity to experience an International work experience. As well as Guest Speakers from Lucozade Sport, USA Sports Scholarship advisors and a trip to the Career in Sport and Leisure Conference.

Summary of content and learning:

The full qualification gained is the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness.  The course comprises of 18 units, providing a broad and balanced view of sport. Units include Fitness Training and Programming, Sports Coaching, Practical Team Sport, Sports Nutrition, Psychology of Sports Performance and Physiology of Fitness.

Who to contact for further details: kjohnson@lymmhigh.org.uk

International Sports Work Experience:

Each year, Year 12 students will spend 1 week at La Manga Club in Spain.  This elite training facility provides our students with an incredible opportunity to complete a European coaching experience in a variety of sports on the complex. This does come at a cost to students. The students shadow professional coaches in a range of sports and use their observations to develop their own coaching expertise.

The PE and Sport Faculty deliver the following additional courses.

Level 2 Community Sports Leaders Award: This is an advanced level and well recognised leadership course that progresses from the level 1 course by further developing leadership skills that can be used to deliver sports and activity sessions in the community.  It is a practical based course that takes place one lesson per week throughout the year and involves spending time working in local primary schools and in the wider community.

  • Lifeguarding: This course runs during the October and February half term holidays and opens up many avenues for successful candidates who will become fully qualified lifeguards.  They will then be able to work at any number of venues such as play schemes, holiday camps, and leisure centres.
  • FA Level 1 Coaching Award: This highly regarded coaching qualification aims to provide the learner with the skills necessary to manage a football team. Most learning occurs in a practical setting where students will be shown and be responsible for delivering a number of football specific coaching sessions. Alongside this qualification students will gain the FA Emergency 1st Aid and Child Protection qualifications.
  • Emergency First Aid: This externally run half day course is arranged during the year for any interested individuals and is recognised nationally both at universities and in the workplace.
  • Sport:  Lymm students can take part in badminton, boxing, climbing, exercise to music, basketball, football, hockey, netball, rowing, rugby, swimming, table tennis and water polo for fitness, competition and fun!

In today’s highly competitive society, it is essential that as individuals we ‘stand out’.  All these courses provide an avenue to ensure that you are recognised as a driven, well rounded and motivated individual when producing a CV or UCAS statement.  They also open pathways for careers, further qualifications and a ‘break’ from the intense academic pressures that you face.

Year 12 BTEC Overview

Term 1

September- February

Term 2

February- July

Unit 1 Principles of anatomy and physiology

Unit 23 Organising sports events

Unit 3 Assessing risk in sport

Unit 4 Fitness Training and Programming

Unit 2 Physiology of Fitness

Unit 5 Sports Coaching

Unit 22 Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

Unit 7 Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Unit 8 Practical Team sport

Unit 6 Sports Development

Unit 26 Work experience

These units run across both terms

Year 13  BTEC Overview

Term 1

September- January

Term 2


Unit 9: Practical Individual Sport

Unit 17: Psychology for Sports Performance

Unit 18: Sports Injuries

Unit 14: Exercise, Health and lifestyle

Unit 16: Exercise for specific groupsUnit 11: Sports NutritionUnit 28: The Athletes lifestyle

Unit 13: Leadership in sport

These units run across both terms

Assessment BTEC:

Work is continuously assessed via internally set assignments, moderated by the governing body.  Most units will have two or three pieces of assessed work that are graded on a pass, merit and distinction basis.  Assessment will be wide and varied consisting of both practical and theoretical assessments including word-processed work, presentations, practical performance and group work.

Assessment Dates:

Students will always be working on 4/5 units of study producing assignments that will be assessed on a regular basis. Students are provided with a calendar of assignment deadlines as a guide to when all work must be submitted.

Homework: Students are always working towards completing a number of different assignments and this will be the basis of all their home learning.

5 ways I can help my son/daughter
1 Support your child in attending extra-curricular activities.
2 Support your child by encouraging them to attend refereeing and coaching courses in their free time.
3 A-Level PE students will need support when producing video evidence of their practical performance to support and evidence their practical grade.
4 Support your child by helping them devise a revision timetable or BTEC Sport independent work timetable that allocates specific times and days to focus students on when they must complete assignments/revise.
5 Ask your child about their PE coursework/BTEC assignments and help them by proof reading their work to identify grammatical and spelling errors