Exam Board: Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma
The sport and active industry is very diverse and covers such aspects as coaching, fitness testing and sports development. Each year the sport and active leisure sector outperforms the rest of the UK economy and with the approach to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, the opportunities available within this sector are more varied than ever before. BTEC Level 3 National Sport is a stepping stone in the right direction to succeeding in your future career within the sport and leisure sector. The principles of sport that you will learn include; anatomy and physiology, fitness organisation and testing, research within sport and exercise, outdoor and adventurous activities and current issues within the sporting world.
With a varied use of assessment and teaching styles, it is an ideal start to any career path within sport and exercise science. It is a vocational course that will allow you to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a number of routes in sport.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences – 120 credits, equivalent to 2 A Levels.
Mandatory units – 1,2,3,4,5
Each unit has a different method of assess, ranging from lab reports, practical experiments, written and verbal presentations.
Pass, Merit and Distinction are awarded based on the amount of criteria met in each unit.
AS Teaching Units, Assessment Method and Weighting
|AS Unit and Content||Assessment Method||Weighting|
|Unit 1 – Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
|Written reports, practical observations, laboratory reports||Credit value = 10|
|Unit 2 – Sport and Exercise Physiology
How the body responds to exercise
Fatigue and how the body recovers from exercise
How the body adapts to long-term exercise
|Group presentation, poster, witness statements, written reports and case study reports.||Credit value = 10|
|Unit 3 – Sport and Exercise Psychology
Personality, motivation and aggression on sports performance
Impact of arousal, stress and anxiety on sports performance
Psychology of group dynamics
Psychological factors affecting people in exercise
|Written reports and presentations||Credit value = 10|
|Unit 4 – Research methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences
Key issues in research methods
Data collection techniques
Qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques
|Presentations, witness statements, leaflets, videos, witness statements, observation records and written reports.||Credit value = 10|
|Unit 5 – Research project in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Plan, conduct and produce a research based project
Review a research based project
|Written project proposal, written report following experiments, witness statements, scientific reports||Credit value = 10|
|Unit 19 – Outdoor and Adventurous activities
Participation in exciting outdoor activities
Practical skills and techniques
Leadership skills and qualities
Organisation and provision of outdoor activities
Review of performance in outdoor activities
|Written reports, risk assessments, practical observations and assessment, witness statements and observation records and presentations||Credit value = 10|
Complementary Subjects to study at AS
Psychology, Sciences, English, Geography.
A2 Unit Outline