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Sport - National Extended Certificate

Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College

Well Lane, Willerby, HU10 6HB

National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Level 3
Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Course Summary

This course is attractive to students who:

  • Have an interest and enthusiasm for sport
  • Enjoy applying sporting theory to practical situations in performance an coaching
  • Enjoy discussing contemporary sporting issues
  • Are interested in a career within the field, such as personal trainer, sports management or sports development officer

The BTEC National Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level

For this course learning will take place through:

  • Teacher led activities and interactive teaching introducing new material
  • Regular homework tasks to consolidate new material and production of assignments
  • The use of dedicated text books
  • The use of exemplar exam papers and mark schemes
  • The use of exemplar assignments and internet resources
  • Taking part in debate and discussion
  • Working in groups to solve problems and develop ideas
  • Develop analytical skills in response to live performance

Enrichment activities and independent learning

  • Opportunities to complete a sports leadership qualification are available (Wolfreton)
  • The Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Gym Based Exercise (Wolfreton)
  • Wednesday afternoon offers the opportunity for extra-curricular sport with an expanding list of fixtures and sports available (Wolfreton)

Course Details

The units for the BTEC National Extended Certificate are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology - You will explore how the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and the fundamentals of the energy system
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry - You will explore the knowledge and skills required for different pathways in the sports industry. You will take part in, and reflect on, a personal skill audit, career action plan and practical interview assessment activities.
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being - You will explore client screening and lifestyle assessment, fitness training methods and fitness programming to support improvements in a client;s health and well-being.
  • Application of Fitness Testing - You will gain an understanding of the requirements of fitness testing and learn how to safely conduct a range of fitness tests for different components of fitness.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is 67% external and 33% internal as follows:

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Written external exam
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 90 marks

Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

  • Task set and marked externally - written submission
  • 60 marks

Professional Development in the Sports Industry

  • Coursework marked internally
  • Action plan, SWOT analysis, recruitment and selection
  • 60 guided learning hours

Application of Fitness Testing

  • Coursework marked internally
  • Reports, presentation, fitness profile
  • 60 guided learning hours

Your next steps...

Future opportunities for employment in the sector could include teaching, sport event management, leisure centre assistant and personal trainer.

Future opportunities to follow sports related courses at university or college include sports therapy, sports coaching, sport business management and teacher training.

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