Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport

Education and Training

Education and Training
Education and Training
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 720 GLH
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Students who study BTEC Sport develop an incredibly well-rounded understanding of working or further study in the Sports Industry. The course has a wide variety of units that expand on what students studied at GCSE level. Learning is developed on what the students have done before and other units are entirely new. The content and work load stretches student’s academic capabilities and prepares them for higher education courses or work within the sports industry incredibly well. The award is the equivalent of two A levels when completed


This course is a double award and will take up two 6th form options, delivered over two years including the following units:

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 (Internal assignments)

Plus three other optional units which are yet to be confirmed through the assessment process 

Sports Leadership (Internal assignments)

Investigating Business in Sport and Active Leisure (Task-set and marked by the exam board)

Acquiring Skill in Sport (Internal assignments)

How will it be delivered?

There are a variety of ways the students will be assessed in BTEC including internal assignments, a new written exam and new coursework style tasks which are set and marked by the Edexcel Pearson exam board. Students need to work to strict deadlines set by Edexcel Pearson and failure to meet two deadlines will result in withdrawal from the course.

Entry requirements

 As BTEC qualifications become increasingly rigorous and demanding, the department asks that students achieve at least a level 2 Merit when studying the Vocational Certificate in Sport to be able to cope with the demands of the course. If the Vocational Certificate in Sport or GCSE PE was not studied, then a 4/5 in Biology, English Language and Mathematics.