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Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness

Awarding body: Edexcel
Specification number: LU927

Entry requirements

The course has been introduced to suit all students that have successfully completed the GCSE PE course, BTEC First Diploma or with an interest in sport. It is suited for students who have an interest in the study of Sports and want to progress further into employment or further study.

Course content

The BTEC Diploma enables students to build upon the foundation of the National Curriculum in PE and the GCSE / BTEC First.  It extends the students’ knowledge in the current issues of sport, as well as the main psychological, social and physiological factors that affect a performance of a practical skill.  As well as improving students’ knowledge the course also provides opportunities to improve personal qualities such as leadership, responsibility, appearance, commitment and teamwork in a range of practical and academic situations.

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is half the qualification of a BTEC Diploma and only takes up one option block. 

Assessment

It extends the students’ knowledge in the current issues of sport, as well as the main psychological, social and physiological factors that affect a performance of a practical skill.  As well as improving students’ knowledge the course also provides opportunities to improve personal qualities such as leadership, responsibility, appearance, commitment and teamwork in a range of practical and academic situations. 

There is no examination component in this subject.

Why Sports at Marlborough Science Academy?

BTEC Sport has consistently delivered excellent results thanks to experienced staff and excellent facilities.

Expectations of students

It is paramount that students meet all deadlines of coursework in order to be successful on this course. They also need to be organised and to be prepared to take part in practical sessions whenever necessary.

Career paths

Sports development or promotion, Health and Safety, Sports coaching, PE teaching and Physiotherapy.

SUBJECT DESTINATIONS
Management, Health and Exercise, Teaching and Coaching.

STUDENT UNIVERSITY DESTINATION 2015
Sport Psychology and Coaching Services at Bournemouth, Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough, Sport Development and Coaching at Chichester, Sport, Coaching and Physical Education at Worcester and Sport and Exercise Science at Bedfordshire.

How to apply

Mr C Packard, The Marlborough Science Academy.
C.packard@marlborough.herts.sch.uk