Sport and Exercise Science BTECs
Qualification: Sport and Exercise Science Extended Certificate (single course) or Diploma (double course) BTEC Level 3
Exam Board & Specification Code: Pearson; Specifications: Single, Double
Course Entry Requirements: 4 in Maths GCSE and 4 in Science GCSE and 4 in English Language GCSE or 4 in English Literature GCSE
Please make sure that you have understood the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Study Programmes at the college.
Length and size of qualification: 2 year single or double courses, equivalent to 1 or 2 A levels
Timetable hours: 4.5 or 9 hours per week
Assessment method: A mixture of exams, controlled assessments and coursework
BHASVIC Department: Sport
What will I study?
The sports industry is broad and includes both scientific and more applied, practical sectors. To represent this, you will study a range of academic and vocational application of understanding and knowledge in diverse topics such as sport psychology, biomechanics, physiology, coaching and fitness. Where possible, learning embraces community connections with vocational trips or specialist guest speakers and research in university laboratories. You will acquire academic research methods, data analysis and ICT skills, but also other essential life skills, such as leadership, resilience, communication and collaboration, which underpin all progression routes whether in sport or not.
Is this course right for me?
These are academically demanding and applied courses suiting analytical students with a strong science understanding. You must be a committed and independent learner with the personal management skills to meet coursework deadlines. Learning and assessment is varied to parallel workplace and university style demands, with some external examination and coursework assessment. Units 1, 2, 3 & 13 (depending on the course taken) are externally assessed by either exam or a controlled task. All other units are assessed by coursework which may include written reports, academic posters, video presentations or live presentations. You will receive excellent staff support for achieving excellent results, while enriching your study skills and personal development.
Sport and Exercise Science lends itself to a range of careers in sports and fitness as well as other industries, for example, nutritionist, physiotherapy and chiropractic practice. Some careers that you could consider doing with PE include: Sports science, PE teacher, Physiotherapist, Professional Sportsperson, Sports Coach/Consultant, Sports Policy Adviser at local and national level, Diet and fitness instructor and Personal trainer. Useful sites include Careers in Sport, Prospects, BASES, All About Careers and The Apprenticeship Guide. Sport Science is the ninth most popular university route from BHASVIC, providing credible progression to both university degrees and the workplace.