BTEC Sport provides a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside the necessary theoretical background, giving students the applied knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment or further study. We offer a choice of two Level 3 BTEC Sport courses. These are the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport, worth the equivalent of one A level, and the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport, worth the equivalent of three A-levels.
Over the duration of the Extended Certificate you will study 4 units, 2 of which are assessed using external examinations. For the duration of the Extended Diploma you will study 14 units, 4 of which are assessed using external examinations. All other units are internally assessed through the submission of coursework which can take a variety of formats such as written work, video footage and powerpoint presentations.
Both courses require you to work independently and with others. The units you will study contain a variety of theoretical and practical elements and include Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness training and Programming, Professional Development in the Sports Industry, Practical Sports Performance, Sports Coaching for Performance*, Sports Injury Management*, Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry*, and Skill Acquisition in Sport*.
BTEC Sport is very successful at Tallis. Past students have gone on to pursue careers in areas such as sports coaching, physiotherapy, sports therapy, teaching, leisure and event management, and personal training. Tallis students have also recently gone on to university to read Sports Science degrees at, for example, Exeter and Birmingham universities..
*These are examples of units studied on the Extended Diploma only.