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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Contact: Mr O. Quail

Course Overview

Do you have a wide interest in sport? By undertaking this vocational course you will become increasingly physically competent by developing the skills and techniques required to perform effectively in physical activity.

The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level. Learners will study three mandatory units: 'Anatomy and Physiology', 'Fitness Training', 'Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being' and 'Professional Development in the Sports Industry'. Learners will also study Unit 7 'Practical Sports Performance'. In this practical module, learners study the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of selected sports through active participation in individual/team sports.

This BTEC qualification is designed in consultation with professional bodies, businesses and universities. Students gain the skills and knowledge required for the sports industry and apply them to real life scenarios. If you have a passionate interest in sport, this qualification is for you!

Course Title: 

 BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

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Course Code:

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport


Entry Requirements:

5 GCSES 4-9 or A*-C to include Maths and English Lang or Lit Grade 5

Where can PE take me?

Many of the HE courses which require PE are highly competitive. These may range from sports science, coach education or sports nutrition. Job prospects are good. Many students go on to a career in the sports and leisure industry, in teaching or even in the fire and police services.


Year 12: Certificate ASSESSMENT
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology Written 1 hour 30 minutes exam set and marked by Pearson
Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance Internally set assessment - 2 assignments
Year 13: Extended Certificate ASSESSMENT
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health and Well-being Task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry Internally set assignment
Practical Internal Assessment, External Moderation

If you have any questions or queries relating to the PE curriculum please email for more information.