BTEC National Diploma in Sport

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


This qualification broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence and to allow progression.

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to one A-Level.It can be used alongside A-levels as an entry qualification into many Universities

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport allows you to learn about anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming, the sports industry and sports leadership which is essential for progression in a sporting career.

This course is made up of four units that explore a range of topics within sport and exercise. This includes in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology; designing fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being; professional development in the sports industry; and sports leadership. Within the coursework element of the course, assignment briefs are set that meet the learning aims of that unit with scenarios specific to working in the sports industry.

Studying sport develops many skills such as leadership, coaching, evaluating and analysing effects of exercise on the body, presentation and public speaking.


The program of study includes such topics as:


Year 1

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport                                 
  • The Physiology of Fitness                                                                      
  • Fitness Training and Programming                                                         
  • Practical Team Sports/Practical Individual Sports               

Year 2

  • Assessing Risk in Sport                                                                                                  
  • Sports Coaching                                                                                           
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise                                                    

How will it be delivered?

This is a vocational/practical based course however, there is a certain amount of written work therefore it is important that the learner has the required literacy and ICT skills. Assessments include written reports, diaries, leaflets, posters, presentations, work booklets, experiments/investigations and practicals. 

Exam Board: Pearsons                
Structure of Course: 25% exam, 25% controlled assessment (externally set written task) 50% controlled assessment coursework.

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (25%) - assessed by external exam
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, (25%) – assessed by externally set written task
Unit 3: Professional development in the Sports Industry (25%) – assessed by 2 internal assignments
Unit 4: Sports Leadership (25%) – assessed by 2 internal assignment

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs at 4-9 including English, Science and maths.

Your next steps...

Typically, students progress onto degree courses in Sports coaching or Personal training
qualifications. Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport (QCF) could in turn lead to a Sport or Sport Science Degree. Today, sport is a major industry with a wide range of opportunities. The business of sport has become a £20bn-a-year industry in the UK, supporting some 450,000 jobs. Your child may want to study sport for the love of it, or to pursue a career as an athlete, personal trainer or a PE Teacher. Whatever the level of skills your child has achieved, there are career paths open, whether they decide to leave school at 18 or go on to university. It’s not (just) about being an athlete; there are jobs in sports therapy, sports psychology, teaching, coaching, sports journalism and leisure manager