Qualification: Sport Extended Certificate (single course) or Diploma (double course) BTEC Level 3
Exam Board & Specification Code: Pearson; Specification
Course Entry Requirements: 4 in English Language GCSE or 4 in English Literature GCSE or 4 in Maths 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 course
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?
Within the Sport courses you will study a range of units over the two years which include Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Testing & Training Programmes and Exercise, Health and Nutrition. The courses enable students to develop their knowledge of the different areas in sport in both a theoretical and practical way. Assessment is through both coursework and exams on the modules taught throughout the year.
Is this course right for me?
These courses are suited to students with good sport understanding and a keen interest in applying sport to practical and theoretical situations. 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, apprenticeship and university style demands, with some external examination and coursework assessment. You will receive first-rate staff support for achieving excellent results, while enriching your study skills and personal development.
These courses enable you to keep your options open whether you decide to go to university or pick up a career in the sporting industry. You will gain invaluable transferable skills that will be key in any work place and give you the confidence to succeed. Some career possibilities include: Sports Coach, Teacher, Gym Instructor, Media Journalist and Nutritionist. Useful sites include Careers in Sport, Prospects, BASES, All About Careers and The Apprenticeship Guide.