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Level 3 BTEC Sport

Type of Qualification: BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport

Level of Course: 3


Students will study the course for two years, and is the equivalent of one A Level. The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport comprises of 360 guided learning hours (GLH) for the complete qualification.

Students will study four units over the two-year course, of which three are mandatory

The 4 units studied are:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being

  3. Professional development in the Sports Industry

  4. Application of Fitness Testing

How is the course assessed?

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology –

    •  This will be assessed by a written exam with short and long answer questions assessing understanding of anatomy and physiology and how different systems of the body can affect sports performance. 

    • The paper is sat for 1.5 hours and compromises of 80 marks

  • Unit 2 – Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being 

    • Part A is a Pre Release task. Students will interpret lifestyle factors and health screening data to create and justify a fitness training programme for a client.

    • Part B is an externally assessed exam which is sat for 2.5 hours and compromises of 60 marks

All other units will be assessed through the completion of assignments over the two years. As students complete each unit they will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade by their tutor.

Additional Information:

This qualification is aimed at learners looking to progress to employment in the sports sector. It is designed for entry to roles such as gym instructor or fitness instructor, and is appropriate for progression to Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification or degree programmes.

Students who decide to go to university or college could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as Personal Training, Teacher Training and Fitness Programming.

Get in touch

Miss Sam Rogers, School Business Manager

Hemel Hempstead

(01442) 406020