The BTEC Extended Diploma is a vocational course which combines theory and practical methods of learning in an exciting range of different units, including Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, Professional Development in the Sports Industry, Sports Leadership, Fitness Testing, Sports Psychology, Provision of Sport and Physical Activity followed by optional units from Sports Performance, Coaching for Performance, Event Organisation, Sport Injury Management, Work Experience, Officiating Sports, Physical Education for Young People.
15 units are assessed: one of which is an external exam, two are set to research tasks covering fitness training programmes and current development and provision in sport. The other units are continually assessed through practical and written assignment work to achieve qualifications ranging from PPP to D*D*D* which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
5 GCSE at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and English Language.
If you love sport and want to develop your skills and knowledge in order to pursue a career in the sports and leisure industry, then this course is for you. It combines up to date knowledge of the sport and leisure industry with the right balance of practical learning and assessments delivered flexibly to develop skills needed for a sporting career or further education. We aim to equip every learner with the fundamental skills for a career in sport.
The course aims to provide an enriched learning experience that develops skills and qualifications for employment. Learners will complete: a work placement in a sporting organisation; Outdoor Adventurous Activity trips; career support workshops; organising and delivering sporting events to primary schools: and optional courses including Duke of Edinburgh, umpiring awards, residentials, sport therapy courses, lifeguard qualification and other trips/visits that link to the course content.