The Pearson BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport is an Applied General qualification for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sport sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level.
The course is an active and enjoyable way to study sport and gain an understanding of the Sport Industry, expand your sports leadership skills and develop a good understanding of the human body, fitness and training to understanding how to improve fitness levels.
There are three mandatory units of learning:
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
• Professional Development in the Sports Industry
And one of the following additional units:
• Application of Fitness Testing
• Sports Psychology
• Practical Sports Performance
It is preferable for students to have previously studied BTEC Level 2 in Sport or GCSE PE, however students are eligible to select this course without a PE qualification if they achieve a 4+ in both English and Science at GCSE
This course is heavily reliant on scientific study so could lead you onto several career pathways. The first is to choose to study sport at degree level. Potential sports degree courses are: Sport Science, Sports Journalism, Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Sport Psychologist, Nutritionist, Sport Technology, Strength and Conditioning, P.E Teaching, and Sport and Leisure Management.