The BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 National Certificate in Sport is equivalent to 1, 2 or 3 A levels. is an applied general qualification for post-16
learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and gives the option to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sport sector.
This course includes the following qualifications:
- BTEC National Certificate in Sport (Level 3 – equivalent to three A Levels)
- Gym Instructor Qualification (Level 2)
- Personal Trainer Qualification (Level 3)
- RFU Coaching & Refereeing course
Students will train and play rugby as part of their timetable and will participate in district, regional
and national competitions. This course is for students who have experience of playing rugby at a club on a regular basis over a number of years.
The Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer courses will also allow the participants the opportunity
to gain employment straight from Sixth Form as these are industry recognised qualifications.
Students can also gain RFU approved coaching and refereeing qualifications which will give
students the opportunity to develop their skills and start their coaching career.
This course is designed to develop the technical skills and personal qualities essential for career
development in sport specific employment or higher education. We aim to provide students with an interesting programme that is both intellectually stimulating and challenging. The course will be delivered via tutorials, laboratory work, visits and practical sessions. Students will need to work independently and take responsibility for their own learning.
Students Suited To The Course
Students with a love for rugby wanting to develop skills and gain qualifications to become a personal
trainer, gym instructor and rugby refereeing and coaching. Those studying BTEC Sport will be encourage the develop skills and behaviours such as teamwork, leadership, performance analysis, resilience, evaluation, analysis and synthesising concepts.
Students will study the following units:
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
In this unit, students will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory
systems function and the fundamentals of the energy systems.
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
In this unit, students will learn 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.
Additional units will be published in advance of the course starting.
GCSE grade 4 in English or English Literature and Mathematics and
a Grade 6 in at least four subjects.
This course can help students in the quest to careers and higher education qualifications in sports
science. Related jobs for students who opt for Sport Level 3 include physiotherapy, performance analyst, dietician, sports coach, sports.