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Pearson BTEC level 3 Diploma in Sports

The BTEC qualifications in this specification are designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. These qualifications accredit the achievement for courses and programmes of study for full-time or part-time learners in schools, colleges and other training provider organisations.

The qualifications provide career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.

There is potential for the qualifications to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels.

On successful completion of a BTEC level 3 qualifications, a learner can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related vocational area.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports is a 120 credit and 720 guided learning hours (GLH) qualification, it consists of eight mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits.

Unit Topic Credit Points Unit Code GLH
1 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport 5 D/502/4888 30
2 The Physiology of Fitness 5 R/502/5486 30
3 Assessing Risk in Sport 10 R/502/5617 60
4 Fitness Training and Programming 10 D/502/5619 60
5 Sports Coaching 10 Y/502/5621 60
6 Sports Development 10 H/502/5623 60
7 Fitness Testing for Sports and Exercise 10 A/502/5630 60
8 Practical Team Sports 10 R/502/5634 60
9 Practical Individual Sports 10 D/502/5636 60
11 Sports Nutrition 10 H/502/5640 60
17 Psychology for Sports Performance 10 A/502/5739 60
27 Technical and Tactical Skills in Sports 10 K/502/5784 60
28 The Athlete’s Lifestyle 10 A/502/5790 60
Total   120   720