Sport BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code HGS27
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Sport - BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport


Examining Board: PEARSON

Head of Department: Mr S Cowling


A BTEC National Diploma is a Level 3 practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career related to sport.


This qualification is equivalent to two A Levels.


What is the course structure?

The course is made up of 9 units covering a large range of sports related topics. In Year 1 of the course the boys complete 4 units which make up the Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level). In year 2 they complete an additional 5 units to complete the Diploma



How will it be delivered?

Unit number

Unit title

How assessed


Anatomy and Physiology

Written Exam


Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

Task set and marked by exam board


Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Assignment set and marked internally


Sports Leadership

Assignment set and marked internally


Business for Sport

Task set and marked by exam board


Skill Acquisition

Assignment set and marked internally


Practical Sports Performance

Assignment set and marked internally


Sports coaching for performance

Assignment set and marked internally


Work Experience in Active Leisure

Assignment set and marked internally


How is the course assessed? One unit is assessed via external examinations, two through a controlled assessment task and the remainder are assessed and graded via coursework activities.

Entry requirements

BTEC Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 2 A-levels)

Entry Criteria: Distinction at level 2 in BTEC Sport.  In addition, GCSE grade 4 or above in English, Maths and Science (either triple or separate award).

Your next steps...

What can I do at the end of the course?

BTEC National Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and Colleges).


Previous students have gone onto University to complete many differing degrees including:

Sports Studies, Leisure Management, Sports Coaching, Teacher Training, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Development, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Psychology, Sports Business and Management.