LEVEL: National Diploma
EXAM BOARD: Pearson BTEC
WHY CHOOSE BTEC SPORT?
Do you want to work in the Sport Industry? Are you a more practical learner and prefer coursework to exams? If so – then this is the course for you!
The Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is designed to meet the needs of students that are interested in working across a range of sports in a variety of occupations within the sports industry. You will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to gain employment in fields such as sports coaching and leadership, sports facility management and sports development and fitness. It will also give you the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. You will gain a key insight into the various career paths available within the sports sector. This is a vocational course designed to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the Sport and Exercise Science industry. It is a practical, work – related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
This course is the equivalent of 1 full A level & is taught over 2 years. It will help you to prepare for employment in the sport & leisure industry and understand the fitness requirements of a range of different activities.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
The Physiology of Fitness
Assessing Risk in Sport
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Students will also be taught a number of optional units which will be suited as much as possible to their needs.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
This course is assessed by continuous assessment with a range of assignments which will test your ability to apply knowledge in a range of vocational situations.
WHERE CAN IT LEAD?
This practical alternative to A Levels offers a clear route into the sports industry. Upon completion you will be able to start working in the sector or progress further in education including university level courses. You could also study for your fitness instructor/personal trainer qualification part time at college whilst starting work. Careers include: Sports Coach, Leisure Assistant, Recreation Assistant, Activity Assistant, Sports Teacher & Sports Development Officer.