GSO Test

Sport BTEC Level 3

Awarding Body

Pearson (Extended Certificate)

Assessment Structure

Mixture of Internal coursework and external coursework/exam.

Minimum entry requirement

  • NBP16C level 3 entry requirements
  • Level 2 BTEC Sport (merit), if taken.
  • Active participation in competitive sport.

Why should I study this course?

This course will give you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific, qualification to enter employment in the sports sector or to progress onto higher education.  This course is assessed mainly via coursework, although there is one exam. You will complete 4 units over the 2 years.

What will I learn?

You will study three mandatory units:

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry.

You will also choose one optional unit from a range which has been designed to support choices in progression to sport courses in higher education, and to link with relevant occupational areas.

How will I learn?

Teacher-led activities, individual and group work and presentations. You will also develop the transferable and higher order skills that are valued by higher education providers and employers. Study of sport particularly encourages the development of skills and behaviours such as teamwork, leadership, performance analysis, resilience, evaluation, analysis and synthesising concepts.

What can I do with my qualification?

The course can lead to higher education and careers in sport psychology, fitness and sport therapy, sport and exercise science, physical education teacher and other related sports careers / courses. As a BTEC course, this qualification also carries UCAS points equivalent to an A Level, should you want to progress to university.

What do students say?

“I have always been interested in sport and it has been great to follow a course that allows me to use these skills in an academic way.”

“Sport is probably the most valuable thing you can study, it basically teaches you how to make the best of yourself and work well alongside others.”