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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

Course Details

This national extended certificate offers a specialist qualification that focuses on key knowledge and practical skills required to progress to higher education and employment within the sports sector. 

Modules Studied

Students will study four components that are both internally and externally assessed, these are:

  • Unit 1- Anatomy & Physiology
  • Unit 2 - Fitness Training & Programming for Heath, Sport & Well-being
  • Unit 3 - Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Unit 4 - Sports Leadership

The course is equivalent to 1 A-Level at grade A* (distinction*), A (distinction), C (Merit) or E (Pass).

What can I do after I have completed this course?

The sports industry contributes billions of pounds to the UK economy. The industry employs more than 400,000 people and offers many career openings in a range of areas. Studying this qualification will allow you to progress to higher education and/or undertake any of the following sports specific careers:

  • Fitness training
  • Sports coaching
  • Teaching physical education
  • Sports physiotherapy
  • Sports psychology
  • Leisure management
  • Sports development