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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
Studying Sports at BSIX
If you enjoy taking part in sport and also have a real interest in the aspects surrounding and supporting performance then this course is for you. In this two- year course you will be given the opportunity to investigate the diversity of the sports industry from health and fitness and sports therapy to sports coaching and teaching.

What can I do after this course?
This course is ideal for you if you want to pursue a career in the sport and fitness industry or progress to a Higher Education degree in Sports Science or Sports studies, which in turn could lead to a PGCE in Teaching. Alternative courses are Leisure/Recreation Management, Sports Coaching/Development or specific vocational training in fitness. Employment within the leisure industry is another option. It will be the best route for you if you wish to progress within specific areas of employment such as exercise and fitness, leadership support and land/water-based outdoor and adventurous activities.

What will I study?
You will be taught by specialist teachers in classrooms in the Sports Centre with access to the Sports Hall and Fitness Room. You will study a total of 19 units during the two years of the course and you will be assessed by coursework through presentations, reports, essays, exhibitions, discussions, group work and individual assessments. You will earn either a Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit and the overall grade for the course will be assessed on the level of achievement in all units. If you perform exceptionally throughout the course you will be awarded a Distinction star grade.

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)
Unit Core units Credit
1 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport 5
2 The Physiology of Fitness 5

Assessing Risk in Sport


Fitness Training and Programming

5 Sports Coaching 10
6 Sports Development 10
7 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise 10
8 Practical Team Sports 10

How is the course taught?
This course is taught through a mixture of interactive lectures, individual and group activities, practical activities, discussions and presentations. You will be timetabled over five days with time to study independently and to take part in Enrichment based activities that run across BSix College.

Teachers will always be available to support your learning and understanding of the assignments set. You should be very aware that this is mostly a theory-based course and this should be considered before you make your final decision about whether this is the course for you. The course has no exams, which may be a positive aspect for you to consider, however the coursework demands can be quite intense so you’ll need to have good organisational skills. This is not a soft option – so make sure you’re fully committed!

If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry
There is one outstanding full time- teacher in the department who teaches on the course. The teacher has extensive industry and teaching experience. Your teacher will also be your personal tutor.
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