KS5 PE & Sport (BTEC)

BTEC Nationals are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the signature vocational qualification at Level 3. They provide progression to the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level.

BTECs embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. They focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.

Awarding body: Edexcel

Level: 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport

Course-specific entry requirements:

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (GCSE PE or BTEC First Diploma in Sport is required). Your track record in PE should be exemplary as should your attendance.

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

Summary of content and learning:

Equivalent in size to three A Levels. 14 units of which 10 are mandatory and 4 are external. Mandatory content (78%). External assessment (42%).

Units include Anatomy & Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming, Sports Leadership, Coaching for Performance, Psychology of Sport and Skill Acquisition.

Details of this specification can be found here: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Sport/20161/specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446958278_BTEC_NAT_L3_EXTDIP_SPORT_SPEC.pdf

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