Sport (NQF), BTEC National Extended Certificate (level 3)

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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


This is a two year course which will result in a single A Level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).

If taken in combination with two IB courses and a vocational or A level course, students will be taking the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway).


There are four units in total

1. Anatomy and Physiology (External Examination)Learners explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.

2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being (External Coursework)Learners explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client’s health and well-being.

3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Internal Coursework)Learners explore the knowledge and skills required for different career pathways in the sports industry. Learners will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skills audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.

4- Sports Leadership (Internal Coursework)Learners study the skills, qualities and characteristics within sport. Learners will participate in leadership task and review their performance.

How will it be delivered?

60% Examination 40% Coursework

Entry requirements

Either grade 5 in GCSE physical education or Merit in BTEC level 2 sport. 

Your next steps...

The IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway) is globally recognised and accepted by universities around the world. Some competitive university courses ask for specific IB subjects to have been studied as part of the Baccalaureate programme of study. We recommend that you research current grade requirements for that subject on and filter for the International Baccalaureate. 

A qualification in sport will enable you to study further at university or go straight into employment within industries such as leisure, coaching and sports development. This could lead to further study at university or college to enable careers in nutrition, fitness instruction, teaching and physiotherapy (with biology).